Communicable attributes of God are those that human beings can also have. E.g.,
For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, because I am holy.
How are we made in His likeness?
We are made like God because we can have the communicable attributes of God.
On the other hand, God is not like us because of his ...
God is Spirit (2 Cor 3:18, John 4:24) and we are flesh and blood. God is the creator and we are His creation. It states the rather obvious to say that we are not God (Isa 46:9). God is omniscient, omnipotent, etc, and we are not. God is perfect we are not.
However, the fact that we are made in the image of God (Gen 1:26) means we need to be imitators of ...
Great answer! But one may go further: because of this plural rendering we can further say that Hebrews at 12:24 can then reinterpret Yahweh's Gen 4:10 words (as our Heb author often does), to mean something like "the sprinkling(s) offered by your brother Abel speak(s) to me from the earth" (not soley "the blood from your murder cries out to me ...
There is not a textual basis for the flood being "global" as opposed to local. All such bases are the result of two misconceptions:
Thinking that because, in English, the word "earth" means both soil, and planet earth, that the Hebrew word "eretz" must have the same two meanings. The Hebrew word "eretz" just means &...
From Shimon bM's answer at https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/26864/biblical-significance-of-face-veil
there is archaeological evidence to support this conclusion.
Rabbi Elazar said, "She covered her face in the house of her father-in-law, as Rabbi Shmuel bar Nachmani said in the name of Rabbi Yonatan: every bride who is modest in ...
The word μώλωψ in 1 Peter 2:24 is a hapax legomenon, and, according to BDAG means:
welt, wale, bruise, wound, caused by blows ... from the Attic ... "the swelling from a blow"
Further, the word as we find it in the text of 1 Peter 2:24 is indeed dative singular. Thus, the text should be strictly rendered something like:
... by whose bruise you ...
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man (אָדָ֛ם) in our image, after our likeness: and let them (them inherent in וְיִרְדּוּ֩)[them ones just mentioned] have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man ( ...
Ozzie Ozzie is exactly right. God would never create a earth that is in darkness and void and uninhabited. That is exactly how the earth is described in Genesis 1:2. Thats gives us a major clue that something had to happen to leave the earth this way.
Both Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 mention Lucifer being a man and being over nations that were on the earth ...
Berean Study Bible Genesis 6:
1Now when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took as wives whomever they chose.
7 So the LORD said, “I will blot out man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—every man and beast and crawling ...
Ann, your response is an isolated interpretation or genesis suffused with modern ideas of gender roles rather than biblical ones. Please humble yourself to see that it is not the word of God that says what you say, but an expression of an inverted modern ideology forced on to you relentlessly from childbirth.
You say “Father is warning us that women will be ...
One of my favorite passages reads as following
“In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s ...
Abraham shows faith in Genesis 17:19 and works in 22:2.
James 2:21Was not our father Abraham justified by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith was working with his actions, and his faith was perfected by what he did. 23And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as ...
The word of God says that Abraham was a prophet, though his call was different than other prophets. He was called out by God from his nation and his family and his ancestors which he obeyed and God called him to build a new nation which he did.
Secondly, God revealed upon him the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, so he must have sent the message out to ...
Note the very important opening instruction in 1 Peter 3:1
Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands
This is a direct reference to the passage before about all people submitting to one another especially, "to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." It is parallel to Paul's instruction in Eph 5:21-28 about submitting to one ...
5The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
To count the days, begin with twilight, not sunrise.
14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.
So, the first day means the first 24 hours of the week.
19When Laban had gone to shear his sheep,
Presumably under ...
This question incorrectly assumes that there is a Sarah 1.0 that was meek and obedient and a Sarah 2.0 was outspoken and did not obey him.
Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him Lord throughout her married life as was the norm in that time period. But obeying Abraham does not mean that the relationship was based on slavery. She let her needs and be known, and ...
This is explained in Hebrews: he reckoned God would raise him from the dead.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had
received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of
whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He
considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, ...
One would be wise not to refer to it as a Fool's errand. This is insulting to those that are hungry to know more of God. It is a truth that the world was changed at the time of the flood but one thing we can be fairly sure of, the Garden of Eden was in the general vicinity of Israel and was quite large. It speaks of the magnificence of God almighty and his ...
There is no comparison between the genealogy of chapters four and five, however there is a comparison being made between the genealogy of chapters four and the end of chapter four
Genesis 4 17-18a (ESV)
17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch ...
There are a lot of questions on this site that ask for details of events that aren't provided in the scriptures, and I'm not sure what questionners are expecting to get other than speculation. So I'll provide some of the traditional answers, but these are all speculation.
Note that most of the rabbinical interpretations and many of the Christian ...
Ham's son Canaan was cursed because Ham had "seen" his father's nakedness while he was in a drunken state.
The word "nakedness" in Hebrew is highly significant here. Using the Bible's own definitions of this word we can piece together what really happened.
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy
It is delusional to read the words of personified Wisdom at Proverbs 8:22-25 as though "she" was a person and had been "made" or "generated".
חוֹלָֽלְתִּי (which, BTW, is repeated exactly at v.24 and 25) is the Pual Perfect 1st person singular of חוּל (Strong's H2342 - chuwl), which has the most ample variety of meanings, and is ...
John 1:1 the word was God.
Titus 1:2 God can not lie
Which means the Word can not lie.
So when it says specifically ALL the men, it must mean all the men.
Which means you'd have to redefine what is meant by 'the city'. I would say the city is speaking of a select group of people, not a city on earth named Sodom.
A group of people such as :
The sexually ...
The Question contains a preference for "an answer from the Hebrew".
Let's examine, then, the relevant points of the Hebrew text of Genesis 18. I will provide the Hebrew of the relevant verses, followed by a word-from-word English translation (from right to left, like the Hebrew).
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ | אֵׄלָ֔ׄיׄוׄ| אַיֵּ֖ה| שָׂרָ֣ה| ...
The word all is sometimes used in hyperboles. E.g., Psalm 103:3
New International Version
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
But Paul advised his protege in 1 Timothy 5:23
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
God had forgiven literally all of Timothy's sins but did not ...
The Russian painter Andrej Roebljov has painted a famous icon of Abraham's three visitors, which has since become the icon of the Trinity. God the Father can be seen on the left, the Son in the middle and the Holy Spirit on the right, as a re-interpretation of the Old Testament through the knowledge revealed in the New Testament.
The statement of about "all the people" cannot be literally true for several reasons:
It did not include Lot and his family
the entire city population would not fit outside Lot's house
"the men of Sodom" does not equal "all the people"
the old and infirm could not have also been present and could not commit the vile acts which ...
Let us review the material from the previous question as per the appendix below.
We are not told exactly when Benjamin was born but there is a window of a few years to choose. We know that Joseph was born to Jacob when he was 91 years old and Isaac was 151. Benjamin was after this some time.
Benjamin was known to Joseph and so must have been born before ...
Benjamin was born (Gen 35) before Joseph was sold (Gen. 37).
Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. 17 And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” 18 And as her soul was departing (for she ...
The Chronology of Isaac:
Isaac born to Abraham at the age of 100, Gen 21:5
Isaac marries Rebekah at age 40, Gen 25:20
Isaac becomes the father of Jacob at age 60, Gen 25:26
Jacob (at age 71) deceives Isaac when he is 131, Gen 47:9, 45:6, 41:47
Jacob returns from Padam Aram after 20 years at age 91, as Joseph is born, Isaac 151.
Joseph is sold into slavery ...
Joseph was in Egypt when his grandfather Isaac died.
In this case, Isaac died when Joseph was about 28 years old--or during the time Joseph was in prison in Egypt. Joseph was taken to Egypt when he was 17 years old (see Genesis 37:2), and became governor at 30 (see Genesis 41:46).
But here's the Biblical evidence to support this chronology.
First, Jacob and ...