Category Archives: Apologetics

Genesis 4:16-24, Cain’s Descendants and Implications for Today

Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. (Genesis 4:16, NASB) Many Bibles read that Cain lived in a place called “Nod”. However, what many readers lose in … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:7, Sin Wants to Marry You

“But if you do not do good, sin rests against the gate. And toward you will be its attention, and you will rule among it.” (Genesis 4:7, my translation) This is a difficult passage, and while I apologize for any … Continue reading

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Genesis 4:3-7, There Was Nothing Wrong with Cain’s Offering…

As time passed, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground. Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. The LORD respected Abel and his offering, but he didn’t … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16, No Place for a Woman?

In my last post I proposed that Genesis 3:16 is a song designed to recall the lessons of God. This of course proffers the question, ‘what’s important about this word to women that needs remembering?’ I’ve already proposed why Genesis … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16, The Song of Women

As I studied my next topic – Genesis 3:16 – I was challenged to understand exactly what it said. Judging from its various biblical translations, I’m the rule, and not the exception! The NIV, ESV, and NASB seemingly agree that a woman’s … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:12, It’s All God’s Fault!

And said the man, “the woman which you gave with me – she gave it to me from the Tree, and I ate.” Note that Adam specifically used the word immad, which always means “with”. He did not say ‘the … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:9-11, Is God Truly Omniscient?

And YHVH Elohim called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) Skeptics cite this verse to levy charges against YHVH, with the accusation that God is not as omniscient as He claims. For example, the … Continue reading

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