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Genesis 14:18-20 BDC: Who was Melchizedek?

Many have argued over just who Melchizedek was. Was he a real historical person, like Noah’s son Shem? Was he an angel, or some superhuman being? Was he an appearance of Christ prior to his coming to earth as the... Continue Reading →

Genesis 14:1-17 BDC: Can we trust the historical account of Abraham’s defeat of the Mesopotamian kings?

Moses, in penning Genesis, presents the account as being historically true. However, the scholarship that has produced what is known as the Documentary Hypothesis, biblical criticism, says not only did Moses not even pen any of the first five books... Continue Reading →

Genesis 13:5-11 BDC: Was Lot acting Selfish or Selfless in his choice of land?

Genesis 13:5-11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 And the land could not support them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able... Continue Reading →

Genesis 12:10-20; 20:1-18 BDC: How could God let Abraham prosper by lying?

The standard of God is that there is no lying, which Exodus 20:16 makes all too clear, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” However, When Abram was forced to go down to Egypt, because of a famine,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 11:28 BDC: The term “Chaldeans” was not recognized until several hundred years after Moses. So, did Moses pen the term Chaldeans?

Genesis 11:28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans. (Bold mind) As this book has clearly demonstrated, Moses is the inspired author... Continue Reading →

Genesis 11:28 BDC: Was Abraham’s family from Ur of the Chaldeans or Haran?

At Genesis 11:28, we are told that “Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans.” However, Genesis 29:4 says of Jacob, who is enquiring about his relatives, “My... Continue Reading →

Genesis 11:26, 32; 12:1, 4 BDC: Was Abraham 135 or 75-years-old when he was called to leave Haran?

(Genesis 12:1) Now Jehovah said to Abram, “Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. After Terah, Abram’s father, died, Abram is commanded to... Continue Reading →

Genesis 11:5 BDC: How could God have gone down to the city of Babylon?

Does not 2 Chronicles 6:18 (see, 1 Ki 8:27) tell us that “will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!” Therefore,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 10:15-16 Were the “Amurru” the Amorites of the Bible?

Amorites. “Semitic people found throughout the Fertile Crescent of the Near East at the beginning of the second millennium B.C. Amorites are first mentioned in the Bible as descendants of Canaan in a list of ancient peoples (Gen. 10:16; cf. 1 Chron. 1:13–16). Some... Continue Reading →

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