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How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him?

From the creation to Job, you have these overlapping lives: Adam to Methuselah to Shem to Abraham to Isaac to Job. My best estimate for when the events in Job occurred is 1750 BC. Job was regarded as ...
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How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him?

How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him? This is a great question, and one might have thought that we have nothing at all to go on, except guesswork. But actually we do ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the idea of 'creation ex nihilo'?

The idea that God created all from nothing starts in Genesis. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen 1:1 God created. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the idea of 'creation ex nihilo'?

Gen 1 as ancient cosmology Although I agree with the quoted LDS scholar Dr. Dan McClellan that Gen 1:1 is verbally better understood as a temporal clause specifying the condition of formless matter (...
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According to Genesis, did all land animals come before humans, or were some created after?

were all land animals that now exist [...] created at Genesis 1:25, or were there animals that were created after humans? First off, what does Scripture tell us? Genesis 1:25-26a, 2:1-2 25 God made ...
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