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How should Genesis 3:20 be rendered?

הָֽיְתָ֖ה is the third person singular and is the Qal perfect of the verb 'to come'. Therefore 'was become' is the translation, in context. The word הָֽיְתָ֖ה occurs 111 times in the bible and is ...
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Why is "was" inserted into English translations of Genesis 2:9?

It is clear from the literal Hebrew translation that there are three different descriptions of trees. ... And made spring Jehovah God from the ground every tree pleasant and good for food ... ... ...
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What is the significance of the LXX going back and forth between God and Lord God in Genesis 2:4-24?

This has got nothing to do with the Septuagint. Loads of translations of Genesis do exactly the same, without having the Septuagint as their basis. If you do a comparison between different ...
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What is the significance of the LXX going back and forth between God and Lord God in Genesis 2:4-24?

Excluding the first three verses of Gen 2, the rest of the chapter has the following distribution of the word "theos" total of 11 occurrences, all have ὁ θεὸς all translate the Hebrew ...
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Was Laban a younger or older brother of Rebekah? (Gen. 29:24)

Nothing can be discerned from the form of address between Laban and Rebekah, but there are strong clues in the story indicating that Laban acted as adult who spoke for the family. In Gen. 24, Laban ...
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Why are the "giants" or "fallen ones" of Gen. 6:4 taken as the Sons of God in the very same verse?

My answer is speculative. I wonder if there was a contextual misplacement in the first place. Origin context of Genesis 6:2-4 NIV 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, ...
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Was the flood a result of the same curse that God told to Adam?

No, and in fact we are given the explicit reason for the flood in Genesis 6:1-8 (NET): When humankind began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw ...
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Was the flood a result of the same curse that God told to Adam?

Many would agree with the OP's connection such as Benson: Gen 8:21 - ... I will not again curse the ground — Hebrew: I will not add to curse the ground any more. God had cursed the ground upon the ...
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Explain Ezekiel 31:18 that implies that the trees of Eden went down to the world of the dead

Ancient Hebrew scripture needs to be understood according to the literary devices the prophets employed. Take the poetic genre, for example. Ezekiel used that, as did many other writers. But in this ...
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Explain Ezekiel 31:18 that implies that the trees of Eden went down to the world of the dead

In the Book of Ezekiel, there are three passages describe a place call Eden; Ezekiel 28:11-19 - This passage prophesies the fall of Tyre and its king. The Lord describes the king as "the seal ...
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Is the Death penalty really justice?

As always, context is crucial. Here's a larger context of God's covenant with Noah after the flood from the LXX translation of Genesis 9:3-7,9 APB: And every reptile [Greek, herpeton, a creeping ...
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What is the significance of the LXX going back and forth between God and Lord God in Genesis 2:4-24?

Almost every subject in the Scriptures is treated from at least two aspects, which must be kept separate, if we wish to see clearly, it must be combined to comprehend the whole. Knoch In Genesis 1:...
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What is the significance of the LXX going back and forth between God and Lord God in Genesis 2:4-24?

This is a very difficult question. From reading the LXX and the MT (Masoretic Text), it's apparent in many places that different manuscripts were originally used. The Septuagint, also known as the LXX,...
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Knowing good before eating the fruit containing the Knowledge of Good and evil?

Isn't there some ambiguity in the word "good"? Her assessment is that the tree is "good for food", that is, likely to be enjoyable and nutricious, which is not necessarily the same ...
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Is Genesis 28:20-22 intended as a description of Jacob's conversion/"becoming a true Jew"?

Chapter 28 gives the full account of Jacob being sent to the land of his mother's family to find a wife there; of his older twin-brother Esau despising parental wishes and choosing a wife from Ishmael'...
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How to reconcile Sarah’s faith in Hebrews 11 with her laugh in Genesis 18?

The question of Sarahs faith in Heb 11 has caused many to wonder who the subject actually is , ie Sarah or Abraham , as has been said it is clear that Sarah received the power to conceive , and ...
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