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Neither Roman Catholics nor just about any other Christian denominations believes that the Bible contains every detail possible. As John writes, These things are written that you might know that Jesus is the Christ. Just about every accepted theory of inspiration suggests that the Bible that the words we have are "sufficient" (and that is the Theological(...


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See Josephus' Antiquities Book 1, Chapter 6. He gives a rather detailed interpretation of Genesis 10, identifying what nations he believed the Hebrew terms refer to. Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, that, beginning at the mountains Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tansis, and along Europe to Cadiz; ...


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He was a prophet by the time of Peter and therefore a prophet in the Bible: 2 Peter 2:5 NIV If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; In the Torah, the word "נָבִיא" is used to describe him. In Hebrew, the word נָבִיא (navi), "...


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Noah lived 350 years after the Flood (Gen 9:28). Arphaxad was born 2 years after the Flood (Gen 11:10) Salah was born 2 + 35 after Flood (verse 12) Eber was born 2 + 35 + 30 after Flood (v14) Peleg 2 + 35 + 30 + 34 (v16) Reu 2 + 35 + 30 + 34 + 30 (v18) Serug etc, etc (v20) Nahor (v22) Terah (v24) Abraham was born 2 + 35 + 30 + 34 + 30 + 32 + 30 + 29 +...


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In the KJV it might be hard to understand, but in the translation you used above I think its very clear. There was "one pair" of each unclean animal, i.e. 2 of each of those species. There were "seven pairs" of every clean animal and bird, i.e. 14 of each of those species. So they did essentially go in "two-by-two" but for some species there was only one ...


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An answer for the original question "How do Theologians explain that there is no name for Noah's wife." Jewish theologians explain it this way: The identification of Na'amah, a descendant of Cain, as the wife of Noah, solves the structural flaw in Genesis as well as the above mentioned theological problem. The family of Cain is described at length in order ...


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The promise was specific to flooding: 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” - Genesis 9:11 NIV Your interpretation of this as 'an event like flooding' is not warranted by the text and is contradicted by other scriptures that do talk of ...


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As the producer of the movie said when asked about inaccuracies in the movie "It is entertainment and not a documentary." Biblical movies, down through their history, have injected some parts for entertainment into their story line. Even the best made Biblical movies, such Charlton Heston's great movie about Moses, included a love triangle involving Joshua ...


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Genesis 6:5-6 describes God’s view of the people who lived prior to the flood: “The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” ...


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In Covenant Theology, the Noahic Covenant is often called the "covenant of common grace" or the "covenant of nature." Still, it is seen as linked to the Covenant of Grace. This isn't the only place that a "covenant of common grace" or even a "universal covenant" appears in covenant theology. John Frame argues that the "Edenic covenant" (his preferred term ...


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God never revealed the basis for His distinction between clean and unclean animals This is an assumption, and it may well be false. All we know is that such a revelation is not recorded in the Bible. In fact, the passage in question can be seen as evidence that God did revealed dietary laws to individuals such as Noah before revealing it to Moses and the ...


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That’s only possible to get Noah being contemporary near and around Abraham if you go by the Masoretic text (MT) which a far more recent piece of work than the manuscripts Greek Septuagint LXX, the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Dead Sea Scrolls DSS, writings by Josephus Flavius and even limited quotations from the Tanakh by Apostle Paul in NT writings ...


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I generally agree with David Brainerd's answer. But I'd add: Genesis doesn't say two of each "species", it says two of each "kind". All creationist scientists whom I have heard discuss the subject conclude that a "kind" is a broader category than a "species". For example they will generally conclude that dogs and wolves are both members of the "canine kind", ...


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Yes, Noah was a prophet. He was the mediator between God and people. God told him about the flood that was to come. He told the people, but they did not believe. So Noah was definitely a prophet from God Almighty.


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Sexual relations between close relatives was indeed permitted1 until the time of The Law, given through Moses. You can read about it in detail in Leviticus 18 but it is summarised in verse 6: No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord. Why was it forbidden? Possibly because of genetic problems that occur in offspring ...


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The passengers on the ark included three sons of Noah and their wives. The next generation of the family would be first cousins. Even leaving aside the fact that the Law came long after Noah, first cousins is not one of the forbidden relationships. Plenty of places permit marriage between first cousins even today; the US is relatively unusual in forbidding ...


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Noah was in his own private tent after a hard earned celebration of rescuing all land bound life in the world, with wine he had grown, pressed, and fermented by his own hard efforts, and then his thoughtless son just storms into his private tent as his father slept off the celebrations of the evening, got an eyeful and proceeded to make a big deal about it ...


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In Noah's day, the whole world was found to be wicked at such an extreme level that God decided to destroy everything. However, it was Noah who was found to be a righteous man, blameless among the people of his day. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil ...


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In the Old Testament, "uncovering the nakedness of your father" was a euphemism that was used for having relations with his wife. The likely explanation for this passage, based on my own study and consulting numerous commentaries of Bible scholars, is that, while Noah was drunk and unaware of what was going on around him, Ham entered his father's tent and ...


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Salvation from sin can only be received as a gift of grace - unmerited favour, not because of anything we have done. Grace is God coming down to move people to places of well-being - at His initiative. That could be physical salvation - as with Noah - giving him plenty advance notice of the coming flood, and instructions for building an ark to save all who ...


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Was Noah and/or his family fully or partially descendant from Cain? Yes it seems possible, perhaps not provable, but how could anyone say for sure? Genesis - it simply does not give the ancestry for any of the women. Of course the idea that Cain is responsible for sin and evil being in humanity is just patently false. That would truly have been Adam and Eve! ...


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Even though we cannot be sure why that phrase is repeated, we can certainly deduce that it's inclusion serves to illustrate that the World was being rapidly filled. This may have also been used to contrast the large populous in contrast to there being only Noah found worthy of escaping the flood. Genesis 6:5 through 13 KJV  And GOD saw that the wickedness ...


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That repetition is called epistrophe which is an optional repetition to make a point. This comes in a context where humans were expelled from paradise (where they were given a clear command we can read in Genesis 1:28, "fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky..."), fear and shame entered the ...


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Wouldn't the simple answer be, to fix the very problem. Noah walked with God (Genesis 6:9). Walked with God, the same path, in agreement. Genesis 1:26 reads: 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, OVER ALL THE EARTH and over ...


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You could ask this same question of many of those whom God chose to work out His judgments and plans. Abraham lied, or did not fully tell the truth about Sara being his wife (Gen 20:2). Jacob lied to his father, Isaac, in order to receive the blessing of the first born (Gen. 27:19). In anger Moses killed an Egyptian (Ex. 2:12) who was mistreating Moses' ...


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There are homosexual tones to this passage, especially in verse 24, suggesting that there was more involved than just seeing a man naked: 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. But the interesting thing is it is not Ham who is cursed, but one of his sons, Canaan: Genesis 9:25-27: And he said, Cursed be Canaan;...


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I don't think anyone argues that all of Seth's line was blameless. The argument is that Seth's line had special favor from God, Cain's line did not, and that the rebellion of Seth's line was (or was caused by) intermarriage with Cain's offspring. Matthew Henry comments on the circumstances leading to the Flood: In all ages there has been a peculiar curse ...


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Is there any evidence in the Bible to say that the rest of Seth's ancestors were righteous rather than just being sinful like everyone else? Potential Answer: Embedded at the end of both the genealogies are poetic references to what appear to be a pre-Noahetic bronze age. One ancestor Lamech from the Cain side brags to his wives that he can use this new ...


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