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Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament, a narrative starting with creation.

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Genesis | Why weren't other land creatures blessed on the 6th day? [migrated]

I've been looking over the creation with an eye towards the 10 utterances of creation ("Then God said...") and other instances where God spoke or blessed something. In Genesis 1:22, God ...
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From whom did Eve learn eating the forbidden tree was a sin! [migrated]

Was it from Adam or God that Eve learned of the commandment to not eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree? Eve is quoted in Genesis replying to the devil and she creates this understanding that she ...
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Are there any Christian creationist books that has evidence to prove all transitory fossils to be fake or hoax?

Are there any Christian creationist books that has evidence to prove all transitory fossils to be fake or hoax? Like archaepthor fraud, piltdown man hoax , there are many frauds done to prove ...
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Was the serpent an animal or the devil?

Why do most Christians believe that the serpent was the devil himself directly appearing to Eve when scripture explicitly states that it was a literal snake and in this I quote the following verses ...
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What was God's original plan for humanity prior to the fall?

I know that God had a plan for Adam and Eve provided they resisted the temptation from the serpent. God knew the consequences of both sides of the choice he presented them with . Since God didn't ...
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How do Theistic Evolutionists interpret Genesis 2:7 in light of Ezekiel 37:1-14?

Genesis 2:7 NKJV 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 being. Ezekiel 37:1-14 NKJV 37 The hand of the ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

Young Earth Creationists often argue that denying a young age for the Earth amounts to adopting the naturalist/materialist perspective prevalent in secular science. They suggest that this denial ...
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Is John Chapter 1, the Godhead of the Son, just an exposition of Genesis Chapter 1?

In the beginning of the gospel of John it is written: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were ...
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How is God's encounter with Jacob in Genesis 32 addressed within the framework of monergism vs. synergism?

Genesis 32:27-28 27 So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” 28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and ...
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What factors, according to Young-Earth Creationists, might inhibit the Holy Spirit from guiding a Christian to a literal interpretation of Genesis?

This question lies at the intersection of spirituality and exegesis. If we assume that the Holy Spirit guides Christians in understanding scripture and that Young-Earth Creationism is true, what ...
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Does Genesis 1:3 describe God creating Jesus Christ? [closed]

Genesis 1:3 is quite mysterious for Trinitarians, Binitarians, and Unitarians alike. I'm trying to understand what the first work of God was, however, I am finding little to no information on the ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

Abraham was from a pagan family, separated by his call to God. His families I supposed weren't different from the Canaanites in pagan worship. In some instances, the Canaanites proved more morally ...
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If God is omniscient why did he need to come down to earth to see for himself? [closed]

Genesis 18:21 (KJV) states: I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. If God is all knowing, why did ...
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Did God consult anyone in the assessment of Creation?

We read in Gen 1:31: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. By human standards, certificate of excellence in relation to ...
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Who was the angel of the LORD that stops Abraham from carrying out the sacrifice?

And what is the name of this angel of the LORD, who later also made many other appearances, but only in the Old Testament?
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Doesn't the Trinitarian reading of Genesis 1:26 violate hermeneutical principles? [closed]

Why do Trinitarians rarely mention the hermeneutical principles which have led them to this belief? What are the hermeneutical principles that support the Trinitarian view? For example Genesis 1:26 &...
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Catholic Sources Which Point to the Three Visitors to Abraham in Gen. 18 as The Holy Trinity?

Most of the commentary that I have read regarding the identities of the Three Visitors to Abraham in Genesis 18 have all agreed that God (without specifying which Person) was one of them. Many seem to ...
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Pertaining to Genesis 12:3 "I will curse those who curse you" is God referring only to unbelievers in Jesus?

Pertaining to Genesis 12:3 "I will curse those who curse you" is God referring only to unbelievers in Jesus? Is God referring to any human regardless of religious belief when He says: I will ...
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Does any Christian denomination teach Genesis 3 as a description of human evolution from animals?

One could teach Genesis 3 as a description of human evolution from animals along the following lines: Adam and Eve eating the fruit in Genesis 3:7 makes their eyes open and lets them know good and ...
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How Many Souls Have Ever Lived?

This question is related to How Did Ussher Determine That the World Began on "Sunday Evening, October 23, 4004 B.C."? From a Christian perspective (i.e., beginning with the premise that the ...
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Was the Garden of Eden created on the third or sixth day of Creation?

I am having serious problems interpreting this passage from Genesis involving the Garden of Eden. According to Genesis 2:8-17, where the creation of the Garden is described, it seems to say that the ...
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What insights can be derived from the Protoevangelium regarding God's plan of Salvation, specifically in relation to the concept of election?

The Protoevangelium, which can be found in Genesis 3:15, holds significant value in Christian theology as it serves as God's initial proclamation and a prophetic utterance. The concept of Redemption ...
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Did The Creator intend at first for Adam and Eve to have children?

We know that Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel and their 600 (I forgot the exact number) after Heaven was taken from them for consuming the fruit. But if hypothetically, if they hadn't sinned, would they ...
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What are reasons (scientific or otherwise) to reject a literal and historical take on Noah's Flood (Genesis 6:9-9:17)?

Some Christians (e.g., Young-Earth Creationists) believe in a literal interpretation of the Genesis account. In particular, they believe in the historical occurrence of a massive worldwide flood that ...
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How do those who understand Noah's Flood to be a global flood explain what the carnivorous animals ate after disembarking?

How do those who understand Noah's Flood to be a global flood explain what the carnivorous animals ate after disembarking, if there were only 2 of all the other species left? Eating 1 would stop those ...
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Does the creative "spoken word" of Jesus (e.g. Luke 18:42) demand a Young Earth Fiat Creation interpretation of Gen. 1:1?

Since Jesus could create living organs (eyes, legs, whole bodied such as that of Lazarus, etc.) and even bring food into existence, in a split moment of time, do these feats demand accepting the short ...
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Who are the "us" in Gen.1.26; And God said let us make man in our image and likeness.....? [closed]

Is this the Trinity, and if it is how do we know? I have read that the Jewish interpretation is that God is talking to angels, or Michel Heiser says it's the divine counsel. Is there any way to figure ...
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Besides Augustine and Origen, did any church fathers reject a literal interpretation of Genesis 1-2:4?

Augustine allegorically interpreted the first creation account in Genesis 1 - 2:4 but seems to have literally interpreted the second creation account in Genesis 2:5-3:24. Origen allegorically ...
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What is the scriptural basis for believing that animals talking was normal before the Fall?

In the book of Genesis, the serpent speaks to Eve at Genesis 3:1-5. 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Did God really ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the idea of 'creation ex nihilo'?

Dr. Dan McClellan in a recent video says "[T]he doctrine of creation ex nihilo is not found anywhere in the Bible. The academic consensus is that it is a creation of 2nd century Christianity ...
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According to Genesis, did all land animals come before humans, or were some created after?

According to Genesis 1:25, God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds on the 6th day. It then says at Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man According to Young Earth ...
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Did any early church fathers view the Creation account in Genesis as being allegorical?

In the first chapter of Genesis, it gives us a description of God creating the heavens and earth and it says that on the seventh day he had finished his word and had rested (Genesis 2:2-3), but did ...
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I'm Looking for a Well Sourced Article on this Argument About Old Testament Genealogy

I remember reading a while back about how the ages in the Old Testaments first genealogy (leading up to Noah) were not representative of the actual ages of the individuals, but rather that this ...
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What is the earliest known argument that 1 John 1:1's 'beginning' refers to a new beginning?

1 John 1:1's 'beginning' is often linked to John 1:1's 'beginning'. What is the earliest known argument that 1 John 1:1's use of 'beginning' refers not to a Genesis beginning but a new beginning, ...
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What is the earliest known argument that John 1:1's 'beginning' refers to a new beginning?

Laelius Socinus argued in Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput that the "beginning" (arche) in John 1:1 refers not to a Genesis beginning, but rather a new beginning related to Jesus' ...
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Was God dishonest about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? [closed]

We know a couple of things from the account in Genesis: There are two trees, the tree that grants eternal life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve were apparently mortal ...
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How do holders of a literal interpretation of Genesis 1 interpret the word "rule" in verse 16 in light of its apparent contradiction to observation?

Genesis 1:16, King James Version, reads: And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. I am specifically asking ...
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Why does the author of Hebrews picture Esau as an immoral and godless person?

We read in Hebrews 12:16 : See to it that no one becomes like Esau, an immoral and godless person, who sold his birthright for a single meal. Gen 25:29-34 tells us how Jacob "bought" the ...
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Reconciling Genesis 1 with Science: Order of Creation

Let's go through it and number the issues with the order of creation. Some issues are with science (I mark with an S), but others are actually apparent even to an ancient reader, within the text ...
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When interpreting the Genesis Creation LITERALLY, does there EXIST a better cosmological explanation then a geocentric earth?

The Genesis account of creation tells of YHWH creating the earth and heavens on the first day. Then 3 days later He created the luminaries. From a literal interpretation, is there an alternative ...
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How do those who hold to a literal interpretation of the flood account respond to the criticism that Noah building the ark would be unfeasible?

In Longman and Walton's book The Lost World of the Flood (2018) they argue that the account of Noah's flood in the book of Genesis, although based on an historical event, employs rhetorical devices ...
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Was Adam really "alone" if God took 'Woman out of Man'? Is a woman alone if out of her womb 'a new one' comes? [closed]

Texts (from the Complete Jewish Bible translation): Genesis 2:18 (CJB): ADONAI, God, said, “It isn’t good that the person should be alone. I will make for him a companion suitable for helping him.” ...
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How do those who hold Genesis is in a mythic genre but the Gospels historical genre reconcile Luke 3's genealogy which matches Genesis?

There are some Christians who hold that genre is highly relevant in Biblical exegesis, and resolve the incompatibility of the, for examples, Genesis creation account, the start of humanity with Adam ...
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To what extent do those who hold to a 'literal' account of Genesis 1-11, such as YECs, hold there are symbolic elements in Genesis 1-3?

YECs (Young Earth Creationists) often hold their views because of a 'literal' view of Genesis, and in particular the use of 'day' in the Genesis creation account. Are there aspects of Genesis that '...
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The concept of nakedness: Is being naked an evil in and out of itself?

The Bible tells us that Adam and Eve, before their fall, were naked and were not ashamed of that (Gen. 2:25). However, right after their fall, that is, after they partook of the tree of knowledge of ...
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How does LDS creation doctrine explain so many different words for the creation process in Isaiah 45:18?

This comment below from an answer to this question The very, very short answer is YES, all spirit/intelligence (and matter) is self-existent, and the act of creation is forming them, not creating ...
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What is the "violence" (Gen 6:11) that prompted God to bring on the Great Flood during the time of Noah?

In Gen 6:11, the narrator says, "The earth was filled with violence." It is this "violence" that moves God to plan the Great Flood. The 2014 movie, "Noah," dramatizes ...
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Were angels with God in the beginning?

The Book of Job indicates that angels were with God in the beginning, when the heavens and the earth were created Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who ...
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Taking into account the ambiguity of Genesis 6:4, how can we know the origin of Nephilim?

Some preliminary notes: No, this is not a hermeneutical question, as what I’m interested in are answers from theological perspectives who advance/defend the notion which states that the Nephilim ...
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For those who hold that John 1:1 is about a Genesis beginning, how do they explain the light coming after life?

In Genesis 1, light is first (1:3), then there is life (1:11). In John 1, life seems to come first (1:4a), but that life then is the light of men (1:4b). How do those who hold to a Genesis beginning ...
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