Category Archives: Bible Culture

The Image of God – Part II

In the previous post I attempted to clarify whether mankind constituted the image of God or each individual human. Grammatically, the collection of humans (= mankind) was the image of God, not each individual person. In this post, I try … Continue reading

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The Image of God – Part I

Genesis 1:27 has confounded biblical scholars and theologians for millennia. Of course, as you might imagine, the debates over its meaning are legion. Of the numerous controversies, however, there are two that are interesting to me from a translation viewpoint … Continue reading

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Sin Crouching At The Door

Here is my translation of this theologically important verse (Genesis 4:7): If you do well, will you not be exalted? But, if you do not do well, sin blocks the door and its desire is for you. Therefore, you must … Continue reading

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