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May 12, 2017

Why Is Hermeneutics Important?

Let’s just remind ourselves of the meaning of hermeneutics. The word “hermeneutics” is derived from the Greek word ἑρμηνεύω (hermeneuō) which means to translate or interpret. It is derived from Greek mythology which gives an account of Hermes, the Greek... Continue Reading →

Genesis 8:11 BDC: If the trees were destroyed by the floodwaters, where did the dove get the olive leaf?

The olive is a very strong and resistant tree, so it is possible that it could have remained alive under water for many months of the flood. After the flood waters had gone down, leaving the tree on dry ground... Continue Reading →

Genesis 8:1 BDC: How are we to understand the thought that “after that God remembered Noah,” is it possible that God forgot Noah?

This would seem to conflict with other texts that say God knows everything. (Ps. 139:2-4; Jer. 17:10; Heb. 4:13) Moreover, Isaiah 49:15 has God Himself saying that He will not forget his holy ones. Therefore, how are we to reconcile... Continue Reading →

Genesis 7:24 BDC: Did the flood rains last forty days or one hundred fifty days?

Genesis 7:24 and 8:3 say the floodwaters lasted for 150 days, yet; Genesis 7:4, 12 and 17 say it was only forty days. The difference is solved with a simple explanation. Each is referring to two different periods of time.... Continue Reading →

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