Category Archives: Genesis

Genesis 1:2

2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Before I read anything the commentaries have to say about this verse, I looked up … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The book of God makes no attempt to prove that God exists. The opening verse of Genesis simply takes this fact for granted, as though it were so obvious that only a … Continue reading

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Genesis Introduction

I believe the Bible is the infallible word of God which should be taken literally. That’s the position from which I intend to do this study. That means that I’m not going to attempt to disprove evolutionary theory. Genesis already … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Nine

If you were reading my blog a year ago, you may remember a series of posts on the correct interpretation of Genesis 2:15. In short, the question is whether the verse should be understood in the traditional way, as the … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Eight

I turned next to a friend of mine who wishes to be identified as “Kristen.” She’s a Semitic language authority who is currently studying etching on pottery shards from ancient Assyria. I sent her my original lesson with this request: … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Seven

While all this was going on, I was also working on a Bible survey series and found myself right back in Genesis 2. I took a different angle this time and didn’t bring up the PDK/RWO issue. But during the … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Six

Meanwhile, I sent my lessons to another reviewer. He is a “theologian” with an M.Div. from Trinity and a good grasp of the original languages and all the tools to consult. Here is his reply. On “put” meaning “caused to rest”: … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Five

Here’s another response from one of my reviewers. At first glance, I think the interpretation is a little speculative … The interpretation of “dress” bothers me, because in the English text, the object of it is “it” — the garden. … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Four

Here’s the way another of my reviewers responded. I like the way you have explained this verse in the lesson, but I still think God had Adam and Eve doing important, meaningful work in the garden while also worshipping, resting … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:15 — Part Three

When I sent the lesson on Genesis 2:15 to my review team, I received several responses from people who preferred the PDK interpretation. Here’s the first: I see where you are going with this, but I have never seen a … Continue reading

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