We ought to consider the following:
The first person mentioned in historical-mythic traditions who worshiped only the Most High God is Atrahasis. This is reported in an Akkadian (polytheist) writing. This Most High God is called Enki. From the context, Atrahasis can safely be identified with Noah we know from the Torah.
Abram is from Ur (today Kuwait), ...
According to the Law of Vows in Numbers 30, a husband can annul his wife's hasty, rash, unthinking vow. When Eve ate of the fruit she did so knowingly, but in a state of deception. In other words, she knew what she was doing, but at the same time she didn't know what she was doing. She had just made a "vow" of sorts, to allow her eyes to be ...
The pulpit commentary has this remark:
and it went forth going and returning, i.e. flying backwards and
forwards, from the ark and to the ark, perhaps resting on it, but not
entering into it (Calvin, Willet, Ainsworth, Keil, Kalisch, Lunge,
Bush, 'Speaker's Commentary');
That is, the last half of the Gen 8:6 could be amplified to be:
It went to (ie from ...
By the expression "to a fro" we can infer that the raven was going back and forth from the ark. The Hebrew verbs to which this preposition phrase is converted in English mean "going out and returning." This implies that the raven came back to rest on the ark after finding no place to land elsewhere--but apparently the raven never ...
We heard Jesus confirm his visit that Abraham saw him and was glad. God can reincarnate to the beginning and to the end. We are just wrestling with the wonders of God and want spiritual and physical things to be rational and it becomes more complicated in thoughts as we can never fit it in our minds to believe. So like the scribes and Pharisees, we want to ...
The fact that both the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil were located "in the midst of the garden" indicates that God must have had to tell Adam which one was which.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden,...
As I often investigate the scriptures to get to the truth, the most interesting discovery of both Trees is that God doesn’t give any description of those trees on how they look actually look, what color, what type and so on. So if there are multiple trees in a Garden even if they are in the middle and you are told two trees are in the middle but not to eat ...
New International Version
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old [H5769 owlam], men of renown.
The Hebrew word owlam is ambiguous, e.g., Job 22:
Will you keep to the old [H5769 owlam] path that the wicked have ...
What did the seven day reprieve signify in Genesis 7:4?
To best understand this verse, let us examine the timeline of events.
Beginning in Genesis chapter 6, Jehovah God sees the increased wickedness of mankind (vss 1-8). We are then introduced to Noah and the declaration of the flood (vss 9-13). Jehovah God then instructs Noah to build the ark (vss 14-16) ...
The number seven occurs 39 times in Genesis and is a running theme in the story of Noah.
1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a ...
I also agree that by God's statement in Genesis 15:13 that Abraham's descendants would be enslaved for 400 years mean they enjoyed their freedom in their first 30 years in Egypt, this making a combined period of 430 years. When you say the 430 years commenced from the time of God's promise (covenant) with Abraham (Abram as then), the time spent in Egypt ...
Those seven days were significant. They may have more than one significance. One of them, however, connects with a prophetic time formula.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is
past, and as a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4, KJV)
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, ...
If Adam had the breath of life breathed into him by God...and God created Eve from Adam. Then it's given that the breath of life was in the tissue of the rib from Adam that made Eve. So yes, the breath of life was indeed with Eve too. Because the rib contained living tissue from Adam, supported and made living by God's breath of life! I'm positive that ...
We know that there were 70 Israelites that went to Egypt. Joseph was appointed as Chief Advisor to Pharaoh and lord over all the land of Egypt Genesis 45:8.The Pharaoh was a good Pharaoh. I don't know how long this Pharaoh lived before the bad Pharaoh
started to rule over Egypt. The Good Pharaoh could have ruled 30 more years after after the Israelites came ...
This verse, if inflected correctly, makes perfect sense. However, if ‘reasoned’ out, it easy to come to very incorrect conclusions….
GEN 6:6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
God created man. Now here’s the pivotal ‘key’. He loved man. He was going to send his son to die on man’s behalf, so as to save ...
Douay-Rheims Bible Matthew 11:
7 And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind? 8But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings. 9But what went you out to see? a ...
The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. How can a father regret begetting his own children?
Polyhat has given a wonderful insight into the word usually translated as "regretted" or "repented".
Further, this whole verse gives us better insight into Jehovah God's feelings towards us, his children. The topic "...
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it
grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6, KJV)
וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם יְהוָ֔ה כִּֽי־עָשָׂ֥ה אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֖ם בָּאָ֑רֶץ
וַיִּתְעַצֵּ֖ב אֶל־לִבֹּֽו׃ (TR)
This Hebrew word וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם (way·yin·nā·ḥem / H5162) is a difficult one to properly translate. It is in the Hebrew Niphal/Nifal form, which happens to ...
I would say it's because the term "angels" does not always refer to Holy or "Good" spiritual beings. Also there are specific scriptures that reference spiritual angels leaving their heavenly domain and doing evil things God had not ordained them to do. These beings essentially then became what we would call "fallen angels" or &...
If Jesus did not specify heavenly angels, his meaning would have been far more ambiguous. The word "angel" means "messenger." It does not always refer to heavenly beings, but can refer to humans as well.
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land
of Seir, the country of Edom. (Genesis 32:2, KJV)
It appears to me that 2 Peter 2:1-11 could be structured as follows:
1 Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow in their depravity, and because of ...
No, the author is not trying to give us some cryptic clue about the Godhead in this text. It is not as if he is implying that there is one Yahweh of fire and another of brimstone. As Calvin said in his Commentary on Genesis.
The proof which the ancients have endeavored to derive, from this
testimony, for the Deity of Christ, is by no means conclusive: and
I do not dispute any related research or assumptions that might prove otherwise but, my personal discernment according to Genesis 44 since Joseph was one of Pharoah's most trusted distinguished officers, therefore, all Pharoah's lords had to have a special cup, a gift from him.
In this case, it doesn't mean Joseph followed the same pagan practices, he could ...
1 Corinthians 15:
All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
I don't think Paul meant this as describing modern scientific biological taxonomy.
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon ...
There is no mystery to this. The Bible explains clearly who "the man of sin is" The Pope is the antichrist, One of his titles is Vicarius Filii Dei (Vicar of the Son of God) Wich literally means "Substitute of Christ" Using the value of Roman numerals, the sum of the letters in that title is 666.
Here’s how the calculation works. As in ...
The number Six hundred, sixty, six, or 666 is one of the most intriguing numbers in the Bible because it supposedly holds the key to the identity of one of the most fearfully anticipated villains in human history.
Theologians, futurologists, and many brilliant minds over the centuries have endeavored to crack the code of the number. Some Kabbalists have ...
“Could Genesis 6:12 be referring to a dramatic physical/biological change, violating God's 4 categories? Perhaps mixing or altering the physical traits of creation?”
You ask an intriguing question. One that is difficult to verify scripturally. The reason it is difficult is because of the traditional interpretation of this period of time.
Genesis 6:4 talks ...
3 And the Lord said: My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 11 ...
There are many "6" numbers associated with mankind in the Bible.
Sixth day of creation week
Six days of the week belong to man (the seventh is the Lord's day)
Six commandments of the Ten relate to dealings with mankind
From biology, we might add a couple more.
We have six primary senses (yes, six--most biologists miss one): sight, hearing, smell,...
The words that are used in LXX for what becomes "brimstone and fire" in the English translation are θεῖον and πυρ. Interesting enough they both etymologically connect to the root/meaning of pure. Pure/fire being clearly phonetically connected to πυρ and θεῖον being a synonym (though may be having a distinct meaning like e.g. watch and clock).
The Bible uses repetition for emphasis. Especially with reference to the name of God. Although many in our day have forgotten his name, the Hebrew scriptures have emphasized the importance of knowing and respecting the name of God. Also to emphasize the failure of false gods to be able to protect their worshipers from the judgement of the True God, (Jehovah ...
LXX Genesis 15:1b:
LXX has a verb-to-be έσται added in it. The verb-to-be (copula) is not in the original Hebrew.
Brenton Septuagint Translation Genesis 15:1
And after these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I shield thee, thy reward shall be very great.
New International Version does not add the copula:
Seeing to the other comments, I couldn't help myself, and decided it was necessary to write a detailed response to these claims.
(1) Modern English speakers would naturally read the verse as indicating two individuals named Yahveh . . . [but] the way they wrote and understood Hebrew may have been different than the way we do today.
(2) The ...
Based on the Ivrit of [Bereshit 15:1], The phrase : Lo Tira Avram = "Do Not Fear, Avram"
Al אל "Do Not"
Tira תירא "you will Fear"
Avram אברם "Avram"
The phrase : Anoki Magen Le-Kha = "I Am [a] Shield to-You"
Anoki אנכי "I Am"
Magen מגן "Shield"
Le-kha לך "to You"
The phrase : ...
God is the only one who can make something out of nothing. We call that "Creation". That which is created does not die...(e.g.:angels).
Man was not created, he was made from existing material...dust. Woman was also made from existing material...man.
So man was not created, he was "formed of the dust of the ground...Gen. 2:7. Therefore, man is ...
New International Version Genesis 3:
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
This was a general curse on the ground. Adam himself was not the ...
This is by no means an exhaustive list of scenarios where Scripture holds true, but there are many scenarios where if we assume the ark was exactly 45ft feet and the giraffes were 18ft, we can still cram them in.
The giraffes live in the transition space such as:
the ladder shaft
the sloped ramps between decks
the pulley room (retro elevator shaft)
Taken from Apologetics Press
Does the Hebrew Word Yōm Endorse an Old Earth? – Apologetics Press
[Apologetics Press auxiliary writer Justin Rogers, PhD serves as an
Associate Professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University. He holds an
M.A. in New Testament from Freed-Hardeman University as well as an
M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Hebraic, Judaic, and Cognate Studies ...
Hebrews 1 and other passages in the Bible make it clear that the Word (later known as Jesus, God’s Son) was involved in creation (v.2 “through whom he made the world”). The Orthodox Church considers the Septuagint to be more accurate even than the Hebrew text.
The oldest copy of the Septuagint is from the 4th century whereas the oldest Masoretic Hebrew text ...
Two things occurred after the flood:
Gen 9:2 - The fear and dread of you will fall on every living creature on the earth, every bird of the air, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea.
Gen 9:3, 4 - Everything that lives and moves will be food for you; just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you all things. But you ...
We have very little in terms of records concerning pre-Flood conditions, and the little that we have was all written well after the Flood, largely by Moses. The only other pre-Flood evidences we have come to us via archeology and the fossil record.
The Bible indicates, however, that God or His agents led a selection of animals to the ark.
There went in two ...
Were animals not afraid of people before the flood?
No, the Insight on the Scriptures offers two points to establish this. Under the topic "Animals", we see the following:
Animals were so created that they would have a fear and dread of man as their superior. (Ge 9:2, 3) According to naturalists, wild creatures, such as the leopard and the king ...
English Standard Version
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
The relationship between humans and animals seemed to be friendlier at this stage, ...
Ezekiel 23:4 NASB
4 Their names were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister. And they became Mine, and they gave birth to sons and daughters. And as for their names, Samaria is Oholah and Jerusalem is Oholibah
Oholah referred to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Oholibah referred to the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Together, they represented the descendants ...
This could refer to the once-unified Israel having been divided into 2 different kingdoms. (The result being Judah was its own kingdom under David).
1 Kings 12:20 (KJV)
And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come
again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made
him king over all Israel: there was none that followed ...
This is a question skeptics like to ask, but they usually do not consider that the very mountains by which they try to estimate the height of the waters were pushed up to such lofty altitudes by the techtonic plate movements that continued after the Flood. When the Flood occurred, Mt. Everest was not yet a mountain.
The Biblical evidence of the techtonic ...
Your analysis is reasoned out. However, you need to consider scripture, not just reasoning…
GEN 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
This verse even in a simple reading reflects that at ...
Genesis 8:22 vs Revelation 22:5
How do we interpret Genesis 8:22 with Revelation 22:5? Does Genesis 8:22 only apply to the old created order by contrast to the New Heavens & New Earth?
Gen 8:22 - As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold
and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall never cease.”
Verse Gen. 8:22
States that the ...
New American Standard Bible
26 Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.” 27So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He ...