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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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Genesis 2:18 – When Did Good and Evil Enter the World?

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18) The preceding line was a commandment given to Adam – one that forbade eating from … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:17, ‘You will die before the day is over!’ — Say what?

“And from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will not eat – for when you eat from it, by dying you will die.” (Genesis 2:17, my translation) The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible (SAB) criticizes this verse: “God says that if Adam eats … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:16-17, Who Can Eat from the Tree of Knowledge?

The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Genesis and Ancient Near East Creation Accounts

Before delving deeper on the two complementary creation narratives of Genesis, I wanted to address a fairly common argument I’ve encountered on and off the past couple years, both in personal conversations and in the media. By “media” I mean … Continue reading

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Genesis: “But It’s Not Chronological!”

A footnote to Genesis 1:1 in the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible reads: “The first of two contradictory creation accounts. Compare with Genesis 2:4-25 in which the order of events is entirely different.” As we can plainly see from the Skeptic’s footnote, … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1, God Created the Heavens… Which One?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) In this verse, “heavens” is the translation from the Hebrew shamayim. Judging from what we see in both religious and skeptic sources, it would seem shamayim means the following: Skeptic’s … Continue reading

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