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The literal meaning of kara is called. And in the context it is initiating the name, not renaming it.


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I will clarify. The sages teach that these Nephilim were angels who despised the humans for their sins and G-d told them that they wouldn't be able to stand up to the trial of not sinning, moreover that they will sin harder. Therefore they are called Nephilim - 'The fallen', and B'nei Ha'elokim - The sons of the mighty - which signifies both that they were ...


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The sages say that Avraham circumcised himself.


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Biblically (and logically), this seems to be a relatively straightforward question. Let us consider how God created Adam: Genesis 2:7: “Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Gen. 2:7). When we analyze this verse closely, we should note that it is comprised of ...


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So much confusion - because of the ‘added reasoning’. Just read the text exactly as it is, and don’t ‘add’. The understanding for this is actually quite simple. GEN 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. First, it says man, not Adam. (Yes I know the Hebrew ...


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According to Jewish tradition, she went to the "beit medrash"/studyhouse of Shem, the son of Noah. He was considered to be the leading sage and primary prophet of the day. He was the bearer of the original tradition about G-d, which had been taught to Adam and passed down through to Noah and then to Shem. (This is in contrast to Abraham, who ...


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As the OP has correctly observed, the verb "walked" does not necessarily involve a literal walking in the presence of someone but could mean a "spiritual" walking as per 1 John 2:6 - Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked. Such a figurative use is also common elsewhere in the Hebrew: Ps 101:6 - My eyes favor the ...


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God did indeed speak directly to the female when He gave the commandment to Adam, but not to Eve. It is important to understand that God created man, but did not create the woman--Eve. Eve was formed by being taken out of Adam after Adam was initially created as a living spirit "in the likeness of God"--a plurality spirit--male and female. ...


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There are lots of words words used for "creating" in Gen 1. Here is a sample: בָּרָא (bara) = "created", Gen 1:1, 21, 27, 2:3, etc. הָיָה (hayah) = "come to pass", Gen 1:2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, etc. בָּדל (badal) = "divided", Gen 1:4, 6, 7, 14, 18 [This verb only occurs in the first ...


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Bara means " he created". Singular. This matches what Jesus said in Mark 13:19, Matthew 19:4 and Mark 10 :6. Jesus ascribed creation to God, not himself. Mark 13:19 ASV For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be Mark 10:6 ASV But from ...


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https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-1.htm Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. created בָּרָ֣א (bā·rā) Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular Strong's 1254: To create, to cut down, select, feed https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H1254&t=KJV&bn=1#lexResults shows all 5 instances ...


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Since the cup was silver and in the presence of arsnic silver turns a different color, might this have been what would have seemed to be an effort to remove Joseph's protection? The cup seemed to have the power to tell if the ruler was being eliminated, thus, the person stealing the cup would seek to be in league with those wanting to kill Joseph.


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This question can be decided on two bases; Grammatical/Semantic and Narrative flow. Grammar/Semantics The operative word he in Gen 3:9 is the final word in the verse, אַיֶּֽכָּה - the interrogative adverb being אַי = "Where" which occurs 36 times in the OT (eg, Gen 3:9, 4:9, 16:8, Deut 32:37, Judges 13:6, 1 Sam 9:18, etc) and is almost always ...


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I have always read the English words as metaphorical, the very question asking 'Where (morally and spiritually) are you ?' and prompting a train of thought in the hearer ' well, where, indeed, am I ? Thus it is perfectly compassionate a question, prompting the hearer to pause and consider their moral and spiritual course. I could not, at all, say it is '...


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When working on the Masoretic text, the analysis of the Hebrew in Genesis 3:9, of the word ‘Ay’ was in full agreement with the interpretation of the earliest Septuagint. ‘Where’. These is no inference towards ‘how’. The assignment of ‘Ay’ was as an adverb. And this makes ‘sense’. Adam had just eaten, he had just *died’ - spiritually. Biblically, ‘Death’ ...


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Genesis 3: 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” The scene here is ...


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The earth was flooded for 150 years in that time the animals since they were male and female would have produced a first born (at least) since sacrifices and this was a Olah offering (burnt) the offering had to be of a certain age and clean. Noach would have sacrificed a first born male as a Olah offering.


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Did God Ever Personally Warn Eve? At no point did God ever labor under any illusions that Man and Woman would not immediately be lulled by the cunning of the serpent. Indeed, He paved the way for everything to occur as it did in order to hasten the Fall (Refer to my commentary on The Trees of Life and Knowledge). This was necessary for individual human ...


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There’s no ‘O’ to be sounded in today’s spelling. Ancients weren’t any more complicated in writing language than we are. The Masoretes took it upon themselves to take certain things out (such as the waw) and substitute with dots and such. I suppose they thought it would be less confusing for some to read. Bear in mind that was done 1000 yrs after the ...


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God himself communicated with the boys' mother and God himself made it clear who would serve whom. Rebekah and Jacob followed God's will in the matter, despite Isaac having other ideas (initially). The blessing was to be given to he who had the birthright. Esau relinquished that birthright (in exchange for a bowl of soup). Jacob represented himself as the ...


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Genesis 2:9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Tree of Life was prominently displayed in the middle of the garden. God commanded Adam in Genesis 2:17 but you must not eat ...


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The Tree of Life We seem to be given a couple of glimpses into the Tree of Life, and certain inferences that Adam knew all about it: Genesis 2:8-9: The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; ...


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Simple answer: It's a twisting of scripture to promote the pagan concept of the trinity. "let us" is added to the verb "make" to complete a phrase but "us" is referring to H430 elohim which in 2,598 occurrences NEVER is used to represent a plural. Elohim IS ALWAYS SINGULAR. Trinitarians conveniently ignore this fact and the ...


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and sons of God see the daughters of men that they `are' fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen. [YLT Genesis 6:2] And Jehovah saith, My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they are' flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years. [YLT Genesis 6:3] Robert Young seems to be adding the verb '...


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I turned to Matthew Henry’s commentary on Genesis 6:2-3 and noted that verse 2 speaks of the sons of God who took the daughters of men as wives. Henry notes that men began to multiply upon the face of the earth but the posterity of Seth intermingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain. Henry suggests that the daughters of men which the sons of ...


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I would translate Gen 6:3 as: And the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend/strive with mankind forever; indeed, he [is] flesh; his days shall be 120 years." Thus, the text appears to be contrasting two elements which could be set out as follows: My Spirit shall not strive with mankind forever He [is] flesh, his days shall be 120 years That is,...


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Yes, death, which came into the world because of Adam's sin, kills even the innocent/sinless animals in the world. Animals cannot sin any more than a newborn child can, yet both die because death is in the world. We begin to die as soon as we are born. Some die before they are born, not because they are sinners in the womb, but because death is in the world ...


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The canonical bible doesn't say when Leah died except that in Gen 49:31 Jacob says she had died and was buried in Hebron sometime before his 17th year in Egypt, and Leah was last mentioned in Genesis 33:7. I'm not aware of whether any other extrabiblical sources like Josephus or the Dead Sea Scrolls say when she died but I don't recall seeing any. (...


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I think Cain's line was trying to somewhat fulfill God's plan. I think this behavior is from Satan himself who try's to do this in other situations and in other ways.


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As pointed out in a previous answer, it would be close to impossible to support any view on this exegetically. So we can only consider other known truths. GEN 2:9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of ...


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The tenor of the story of Gen 1-3 suggests that death came as a result of mankind's sin. That is the world came under the curse of sin and death in animals occurred as a result. This is confirmed by a few NT texts: Rom 8:20, 21 - For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the ...


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I don't believe the Bible answers this question explicitly, but here are a few pieces of the puzzle I think can be supported by the text: 1. The state of the world changed as a result of the Fall As noted in the OP: cursed is the ground because of you (Genesis 1:17) And it's worth pointing out that the ground which was cursed had been the source of food ...


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Perhaps some etymology and figures of speech would help. Eden (Ayin-Daleth-Nun) seems to come from the adverb od, ayin-vav-daleth, meaning more. This is a metonymic etymology: pleasure (eden) is related to more. The terminal nun would indicate intensity (there is controversy about terminal nuns but some grammarians see them as indicating intensity). So eden ...


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The list of food listed for human consumption in Gen 1 consisted entirely of plant based food. More specifically, to humans: Gen 1:28 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. They will be yours for food. For animals: Gen 1:30 - And to every beast of the ...


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The instruction to be "fruitful and multiply" (or very similar occurs in numerous places and is always succeeded by the reason - to full something. Gen 1:22 - birds and fish to fill the seas Gen 1:28 - beasts and mankind to fill the land Gen 8:17 - animals to fill the earth Gen 9:1, 7 - animals and mankind to fill the land Gen 17:20 - Abraham's ...


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Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply Isaiah 45:18 shows God's perspective: For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no ...


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Because humans as created are 'good'. More humans means more of the 'good'. Genesis 1:31 actually calls the Earth with humans tasked to fill and subdue it 'very good'. "indeed, it was very good."


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Life in Genesis 1 seems simple. 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, ...


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The fact that God permits and regulates something does not mean that God approves it. To take another example, the Torah has a series of regulations around divorce. However, God makes His feelings about divorce quite plain: Mal 2:16 - “For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “He who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,” says ...


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Deuteronomy 21:18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He ...


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Some doctrinal views have trouble with several sections of the Bible - God not knowing where Adam was, having to go and find out what was happening at Babel, and in Sodom and Gomorrah. etc. Now - I am certainly not saying God does not have foreknowledge - he most assuredly does! However, some doctrinal views of ‘foreknowledge’ would have issues with this ...


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There are several aspects to this "problem" which have been thoroughly explored in many places. Here is a summary. The Problem with Gen 6:6 Benson states it this way: Genesis 6:6. It repented the Lord, it grieved him at his heart — Properly speaking, God cannot repent, Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:11-29; for he is perfectly wise and unchangeable in ...


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Esau did reconcile with Jacob, but he never regained his FIRST BORN birth rights. Could this be the root of the problem? Why is being first born so special in scriptures? Look for example what happened to Reuben the first born of Jacob, his birth rights were taken away because of sin: Genesis 48 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¹⁷ And when Joseph saw that his father laid ...


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The answer to this question involves a quintessential Hebrew practice of listing the important son first and not necessarily the oldest. We see this many times such as in the story of Noah when Shem Ham and Japheth are listed - Shem, despite being younger is lasted first. The same is true in Gen 11:26 - Abram was NOT the oldest son - he was the youngest. ...


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Just one chapter earlier, Esau is listed in the hall of faith: Hebrew 11:17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” c 19Abraham reasoned that God could even ...


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The difference is that Israel lived in Egypt 430 years from the time Jacob brought his people to Egypt. It was years later that a Pharaoh arose who knew not Joseph and Egypt enslaved the descendents of Jacob's family. Thus, Israel was enslaved for 400 years.


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The 430 years is from the time of the Abrahamic covenant was established according to Gal 3:16, 17 - The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your seed,” meaning One, who is Christ. What I mean is this: The law that came 430 years later does not revoke the covenant previously ...


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"All snakes are demons" There is a counterexample for that in Numbers 21:9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. Even more importantly, Jesus saw this as a type of the cross in John 3: 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the ...


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Yes, p. 414 is a bit tricky to read. The key to sorting this out is to make a distinction between repeating a fixed number of times vs repeating indefinitely according to a certain frequency. Waltke and O'Connor argue that in numerical denominatives, the Piel stem carries a nuance of frequency. E.g., the Hebrew word for "tithe" is a numerical ...


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The Bible is an account of Gods people and His plan for them, it’s not a historical textbook of the world and the earth...it’s the story of Gods people, the story of redemption through Christ, and the revelations of what to expect in the end days so we can prepare ourselves and know what to do. It also references anyone important to the lineage of Christ in ...


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