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Just wanted to post a few scriptures ahead to give context for an answer at the end. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:2 tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off ...


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We read the following in hebrew: עַל־כֵּ֞ן קָרָ֤א שְׁמָהּ֙ בָּבֶ֔ל כִּי־שָׁ֛ם בָּלַ֥ל יְהֹוָ֖ה שְׂפַ֣ת כׇּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ וּמִשָּׁם֙ הֱפִיצָ֣ם יְהֹוָ֔ה עַל־פְּנֵ֖י כׇּל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ {פ} As בָּבֶ֔ל is pronounced Babel, thus the right pronounciation is the first one. Actually there is just a difference of language, both referring to the same city, this is, Babylon ...


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Was Cush the father of Nimrod? There does seem to be some question if Cush is Nimrod's father. Note some of the Biblical commentaries: Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (8) Cush begat Nimrod.—This does not mean that Nimrod was the son of Cush, but only that Cush was his ancestor. In the days of Nimrod population had become numerous, and whereas each ...


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The Ohr HaChaim and the Rabbeinu Bachaye explain the point which is essentially to clarify the motivations of Yaakov in helping Rochel. OHR HACHAIM ויהי כאשר ראה יעקב את רחל, It was when Jacob saw Rachel, etc. The reason that the Torah repeats three times that Laban was the brother of Jacob's mother is to emphasise that everything Jacob did was only ...


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It is because the word used (תִּירֹושׁ) in Gen. 27:28 isn't the typical word for wine (יַ֫יִן) that is in Gen. 27:25. Looking at the lexicons, there is a dispute over the meaning of תִּירֹושׁ, whether it means new wine or whether it is just an archaic word for wine. However, it does occur 38 times in 38 verses of the Tanakh. Although it is less than the 141 ...


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When God gave the the promises contained in the Abrahamic covenant in Gen 15, 17, 18:9-15, 22:15-18, several things were made very clear: God was to fulfill the promises miraculously, WITHOUT assistance of Abraham or any other human The Abrahamic covenant essentially contained two promises: (a) the promise of the land of Canaan, and, (b) the promise of a ...


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The two words "tohu and bohu" תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ signify the chaotic state of the the earth at the start of creation week in Gen 1:2 (see appendix below). Indeed, the passage in Jer 4:23-26 has several strong parallels with Gen 1 as follows: 23 I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I ...


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What is the significance of red hair? Some people attribute all sorts of negative characteristics to people with red hair, but the colour of a person’s hair does not indicate their worth in God’s eyes. Esau gave evidence of an impulsive, careless nature and a hot temper when he later set out to kill his conniving brother (Genesis 27:41). But he mellowed ...


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God was so grieved in his heart to see the effects of sin in His creation with His children on earth as well seeing His sons who rebelled against Him from the heavenly realm mixing together. To see so much wickedness, so much violence and hatred towards each other must've just grieved Him to the core. It's a example to all of creation what sin produces....


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The operative word in Gen 11:9 is בָּבֶ֔ל = "Babel" which means both "confusion" and the proper name of the kingdom (see appendix 1 below). Our modern English versions tend to follow the precedent of the LXX - see appendix 2 below. APPENDIX 1 - Brown-Driver-Briggs Entry for בָּבֶ֔ל = "Babel" בָּבֶ֫ל262 proper name, of a location ...


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For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Cor 15:22 Adam was never the full intention of God when He created man. Adam was a beginning, but not an end. ...Adam, who is a type of him (Jesus) who was to come. Rom 5:14 When God created Adam, He was making man in His image - this process would not be complete until all men, who would ...


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Some people have tried to use this term “firstborn” to argue that Jesus was a created being and not the Creator. That is not true. “Firstborn” is used here in the sense of first in importance (Romans 8:29). This is verified by the context of this verse (see Colossians 1:18) where Paul said Jesus was to have the preeminence in all things. The Greek term for “...


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~ In part it could be that the Man with whom Jacob was wrestling with was revealing himself to be no ordinary man. It could also be that the Man simply tried to bring the match to a close. However, Jacob was so tenacious that he refused to stop wrestling. Subsequent to this Jacob may have limped for a few days and then recovered. *Note I also want to add ...


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Found this on the internet Erev and Boker Erev is dark, obscure randomness; it is maximum entropy. As darkness envelopes our horizon, we lose the ability to discern order or patterns. The darkness is "without form and void." From this term we derive the current sememe for "evening," when the encroaching darkness begins to deny us the ...


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