Bible Study Notes on Genesis 5 – 20160928

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Genesis 5:2  “He created them male and female…” From the beginning, God intended only two genders, male and female, man and woman.  They were to complement each other.  By created intent, one gender is not qualified to complement another of the same gender.

2  “…called them Mankind…” God created man then . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 5 – 20160928

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 4 – 20160927

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Genesis 4:2  “…she bore again…” Commentary suggests Cain and Abel may have been twins.  Not specified.  No time is given so no way to know how much time passes between events.  But enough for Cain to become a farmer and Abel a sheepherder.  During this time, I’m sure Eve is producing . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 4 – 20160927

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 3 – 20160925

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Genesis 3:1  “…the serpent…” Debate on whether a real serpent was involved here.  No reason to think otherwise.  The fact that it spoke to Eve could simply be that it was being used by Satan.  The punishment that God pronounces addresses both a physical and spiritual serpent, thus a physical one . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 3 – 20160925

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 2 – 20160923

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Genesis 2:1  “…all the host of them” Both on earth and in the heavens.  That would also include the universe.  God has created the entire physical universe in six days.  When you consider the other theories of the creation of the universe, there is only two reasons for doing so.  Either . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 2 – 20160923

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 1 – 20160921

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Genesis 1:1  “In the beginning…” Beginning of time.  God is outside of time.  He created the space/time continuum for His physical creation.  He does not have a beginning, so this beginning must be for the physical universe in which we exist.  We also exist within the non-temporal realm, but more on . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 1 – 20160921

Bible Study Notes on Ruth 4 – 20160919

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Ruth 4:1  “…up to the gate and sat down there…” City gates were used as a place of conducting business at that time.  Commentary suggests a small covered area without walls.  Since that is where folks would travel on their way out in the morning or back out after noon, it . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Ruth 4 – 20160919

Bible Study Notes on Ruth 3 – 20160915

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Ruth 3:1  “…My daughter, shall I not seek security for you…” Not sure how long a time has passed.  Previous chapter ends with the note that Ruth gleaned from Boaz’s fields through barley and wheat harvests, but Naomi will mention that Boaz is busy winnowing barley.  This could have happened just . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Ruth 3 – 20160915

Bible Study Notes on Ruth 2 – 20160914

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Ruth 2:1  “…relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech…” Wonder if he had great wealth during the famine.  Could he have possibly assisted Elimelech then?  Did Elimelech ever ask?  All speculation.  Thought occurred to me that we make most of our own problems or . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Ruth 2 – 20160914

Bible Study Notes on Ruth 1 – 20160912

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Ruth 1:1  “…when the judges ruled…” This would put it after the Israelites got into the Promised Land and Joshua died.  God through Moses instructed them to live according to the laws that He gave them.  They had no need for a king because God Himself was their king.  They had . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Ruth 1 – 20160912

Bible Study Notes on Esther 9 & 10 – 20160908

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Esther 9:1-2  “…the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them…no one could withstand them” Although they knew the Jews had the legal permission to fight back, some of the enemies of the Jews still tried to attack them.  Apparently, none were successful.

3-4  “…all the officials…helped the Jews…For Mordecai was great…” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 9 & 10 – 20160908