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This is my first time answering so please excuse my brevity. To me the answer is very simple... God is light. There are many times in the scriptures that I remember reading this. If God is light then it makes perfect sense to me that He is the light that gave life on Day 3.


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This question is about confusion in reading the creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a, and the confusion arises because you are trying to see the creation story as a literal account. The existence of daylight and evening before the creation of the sun and moon is only the most superficial issue in understanding the creation story. Contrary to science, a ...


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Most English-language Bibles begin with "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth," although the first three Hebrew words of Genesis are: "בראשית ברא אלהים" (B'reishit bara Elohim). There is no definite article and the grammar is complex, if not confusing, but there is a general consensus among scholars that this can not be translated correctly ...


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Frankly, if we read the text carefully, Adam was largely responsible for what transpired at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yes, Eve was deceived, to be sure. The following verse, though often taken out of context, makes this very clear: "And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression" (1 Timothy ...


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The creation story in Genesis 1:1-2:4a is written in a different style than the more primitive creation story in Genesis 2:4b-25. The first creation story is consistent in style and language with other passages attributed to the Priestly Source, and is therefore also attributed to the same source. The second creation story is consistent in style and ...


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Jesus is speaking of the children involved. One flesh is the offspring of the man and woman and the resulting family it creates. He is admonishing them not to separate the family. He goes on to say that this is not for eunuchs because they do not have children. This pericope ends with the little children coming unto Jesus.


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There is no biblical reason to limit information about creation to Genesis. If it's in the Bible but not in Genesis, it's still in the Bible! And, as a philosophical point, anyone who reads any of these answers is already going outside of the Bible and thereby relying on our extra-biblical interpretations of Genesis or of the Bible as a whole, so the same ...


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I am adding a bit more to this question as this view point has not been explored in the other answers: Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, ...


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The biblical basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day is in Genesis 1:27,31. It results from confusion between the first creation story (Genesis 1:1-2:4a), credited by many biblical scholars to the Priestly Source, and the second creation story (Genesis 2:4b-25), widely credited to the Yahwist source. Leon R. Kass explains, in The ...


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On the types in the Old Testaments, the totality of God's redeemed people are typified in the Bible by the heavenly luminaries, the three lights created by God—the sun, the moon, and the stars (Gen. 1:14-18). They are used to signify the whole house of Jacob, which was chosen and redeemed by God (37:9-10). God chose and redeemed them not according to what ...


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The Hebrew text of Gen. 3:9 according to the Masoretic text states, וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶל הָאָדָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אַיֶּכָּה The Hebrew word הָאָדָם (ha-adam) is composed of the definite article הָ (ha) prefixed to the noun אָדָם (adam). While the word אָדָם by itself may be translated as either "(a) man" or "Adam" (Gesenius, p. 13), whenever the ...


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Joseph's prophecy is not flawed, the sun and moon did bow down to him. Rachel died in childbirth to Benjamin, it was not Leah, she died before they went to Egypt. Who was the moon? Jacob But who was the sun? Israel The reference to mother and father come from pagan religions of that time, that Jacob was exposed to. When God created the sun and ...



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