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Did Eve Experience Pregnancy While In Eden?
In the first 8 words of Genesis 3:16a we read, אֶֽל־הָאִשָּׁה אָמַר הַרְבָּה אַרְבֶּה עִצְּבוֹנֵךְ וְהֵֽרֹנֵךְ בְּעֶצֶב To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains … During the discussion of this verse, a student of mine raised … Continue reading
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The Biblical Basis for Marriage
Over at my other blog (Thus Said the LORD), I’ve posted my latest article titled The Biblical Basis For Marriage. Quite apart from the theology, the appendix has the details behind the translation of Genesis 1:26-27. Just download (or read … Continue reading
Translations: Genesis 15:1-6
Just a reminder, this is largely a blog dedicated to learning to read and understand biblical Hebrew. So, these posts are intended to focus on the Hebrew, not the theology. However, sometimes theology cannot be avoided and the theology advanced … Continue reading
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Whose Righteousness – Abram’s or God’s?
Genesis 15:6 (NRS) And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. As translated by the RSV, this verse is grammatically incorrect. Correcting the English translation to correspond to the Hebrew וְהֶאֱמִן בַּיהוָה וַיַּחְשְׁבֶהָ לּוֹ … Continue reading