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There are many reasons for not using the book of Jude as verification of the validity of the book Enoch. The quote that you used from Jude does not even mention the book of Enoch, nor does it imply that there are any writings by that Enoch. Jude 1:14 and 15 NKJV And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh ...


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Canonization has nothing to do with whether something "is" scriptural, contextual, or whatever. Canonization is simply agreement that a book is considered "most profitable" by most of the church. Even if you convince "me," you have about 2.1 billion more people to go. Two thousand years on, it is simply too late for the 'whole church' to change it. By ...


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Well, it just seems to me that when you read these chapters that are configured to a specific author such as Jacob or Isaac, it just does not appear to honestly be what the theory says it is. I have no qualms about one or two instances of third person usage, but when it is frequent throughout the entire chapter is when I start to think that it is most likely ...


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What does childbearing have to do with the salvation of a woman? This is an example of the benefit an expanded translation can have over word for word translations. 1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. - KJV 1 Timothy 2:15 Nevertheless [the sentence ...


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Background: God uses trials and pains to perfect his people so that they become more like Christ (Rom. 5:3-4). This is the salvation known as the sanctification of the believer, or "being saved." Answer: In the case of this verse, the woman can find her relationship with God strengthened even with the pain of childbirth if she continues through it in ...


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The word for wife in Genesis 25 could be translated as woman, according to Strong's Lexicon: http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H802&t=KJV


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All that comes to mind is that God set forth his shekinah glory on earth as the primary focus of creation that follows it. That would perhaps explain why this light was not "created" but the single hebrew word "let light be" was used. I would accept this as laying the earths foundation (i.e. a principle and primary motive upon which the others are further ...


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When God killed all of the firstborn in Egypt he passed over the houses of those Hebrews who had put blood on their door mantels: Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all ...


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Like Young Earth Creationists do with most things, they believe that the conventional dating systems are wrong. In the case of Egypt this involves saying that what are normally thought to be sequential dynasties are actually concurrent dynasties. The most extreme accounts propose that the First and Second Intermediate Periods are actually one period, a time ...


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If I may, in my honest opinion I believe that the relationship that Abraham had established with God was so much deeper than his wife Sarah. Remember, this was not Abraham's first time speaking or hearing from the Lord. It was a constant in his life; whereas, Sarah's interaction with the Lord of Hosts are very limited. Which limits her relationship and thus ...


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My own personal interpretation as a Christian would suggest that the ultimate effect of the Fruit will be to impart the same sort of "wisdom" as the Prodigal Son received from his wayward lifestyle (Luke 15:11-32). Paradise 1.0 (Eden) was the farm prior to the son's departure; Paradise 2.0 (Heaven) will be the farm after his return. Prior to his departure, ...


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Paul wrote, Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that ou may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "he catches the wise in their craftiness. and again, The Lord knows that the thoughts oof the wise are futile. ...


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Genesis 3:22 is instructive in this regard: "Then the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man has become like on of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever'" (NASB Updated). The phrase "knowing good and evil" is a Hebraism. The technical name for it in rhetoric is ...


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Did the forbidden fruit make us wise? Two trees are specifically identified as being created by God. Genesis 2:9 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, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam was given specific ...


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The answer to your question is not an easy answer; Since the original word used here was: שׂכל Pronounced śâkal For myself I do believe that choosing our current state as opposed to remaining in God’s pristine state was either wise nor desirable. Brown Driver Biggs Definition: 1) to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper 1a) ...


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They became "wise" in that they now knew (the difference of) Good and Evil. The tree is explicitly called Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, so we should assume it is right that eating the fruit conferred that knowledge. This is also confirmed by them having a different view on their nakedness after eating the fruit. So, yes, that fruit did confer ...


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Later examples of more extended lineages, as seen in Genesis 10-11 intended to show the roots of the world's present day inhabitants and, as displayed in 1 Chronicles 1-9, were also important for such things as tribal & personal inheritance rights and for priestly qualification. So, these lists would be helpful for future historical and 'legal' matters ...


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Catholic Perspective The Navarre Bible - Pentateuch explanatory note on Gen 18:1-15 has in part: This new appearance of God to Abraham is somewhat mysterious: the three men stand for God. When Abraham speaks to them, sometimes he addresses them in singular (as if there were only one person there: cf. v.3), and sometimes in the plural (as if they ...


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It is because that serpent was the Devil, Lucifer, the son of the morning, aka the shining one. "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" Isaiah 14:12 Satan is symbolized elsewhere by the image of a serpent (see Revelation 12:9; there are also references in ...


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The Hebrew word שְׂרָפִים śərāfîm / Latin seraphim means "burning ones", it is used to sometimes imply fiery serpents (likely because of the burning sensation their bite cause) (Num.21:4-9; Deut.8:15) and also to describe the angelic creations around God's throne (Isaiah 6:1-8). However, the Hebrew word נחש‎, nakhásh is used in Genesis 3 for serpent, so it ...


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Where did Jacob procure this anointing oil? According to his own testimony, when he left the land of Canaan he had nothing with him except the staff in his hand (Genesis 32:10). The Midrash Rabbah explains that he received the anointing oil directly from heaven: The oil was supplied to him from heaven in abundance, as though from a cruse full to the very ...



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