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I think the best route to take Scripturally speaking is that God is very compassionate & merciful even to wicked men. So yes Cain was cursed: “And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your ...


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Issac gets married at the age of 40.Genesis 25:20 Jacob was born when Issac was 60 years old. Genesis 25:26 Issac dies at 180 years(Genesis 35:28). So Jacob was 120 years old when Issac died. Jacob lived with Laban for 20 years. Genesis 31:38, Jacob and Joseph reunion and meeting with Pharoah when Jacob was 130 years. Genesis 47:9 Jacob dies at 147 years. ...


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Though some translations of that verse might make it seem like childbirth was painful even before the Fall but that God only intensified her pains afterwards, Eve's punishment in Gen. 3:16: הַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה (harbāh ’arbeh), “Multiplying I will multiply,” means that her sorrows began at that moment out of nothing (ex nihilo), not that He intensified already-...


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While I believe the soul remains after death, it is not certain that Gen. 35:18 describes Rachel's soul surviving after death. Note the possible meanings of נֶפֶשׁ (translated soul). It is a probable interpretation that it indicates the soul surviving death and is claimed in Lange's commentary shown at the end. Figure 1. Senses of נֶפֶשׁ in the MT (...


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I got it, it is because it is a substantive adjective.


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Before an answer is given to your question here are a few things to bring up for your consideration. Jehovah saith unto Cain, ‘Why hast thou displeasure? and why hath thy countenance fallen? 7Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over ...


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On top of what has been said, the story of Cain and Abel is a shadow of the story of the Jews and Jesus. Just like Cain, the Jews were punished and exiled but are still protected. Jesus also repeatedly warned the Jews and called them to repentance before his crucifixion. Abel is a picture of a righteous one suffering because of the sinners. Unlike Abel, ...


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The story of Cain and Abel, and indeed, pretty much all of Genesis 1-11, is just as much about the mythological origins of the people of Israel and the cosmology from whence they came, as it is about attempts at telling historical truth, shared down through the ages first as an oral tradition, then as a written narrative: “The Genesis stories are based on ...


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This passage is indeed the first instance of a whole household being shown preparing for a sacrifice (though the lone pair of Abraham and Isaac were shown preparing for the sacrifice of Isaac at Gen 22:6-9). A good place to begin understanding what is going on here is simply to ask why all the family is being included; why did Jacob not simply prepare ...


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If one looks at the actual usage of the word for "soul" in the Hebrew and Greek writings, we will find that the writings are not in favour of the tripartite belief. Instead, they clearly always use that word to mean "being/self": [Gen 1:30] And to every beast of the earth and to every flying [creature] of the heavens and to every [...


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It is a valid arguement. A soul without the breath of life is dead. See James 2:26 (quoted later). So, what does Matt 10:28 mean? In the debate between those who believe in a mortal soul vs immortal soul, Matt 10:28 is problematic for both sides. Both claim too much and both ignore too much in this text. For example, Barnes says, "Them which kill the ...


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