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Genesis 32:22-28 BDC: Did Jacob wrestle with an angel or God and how could he have been victorious either way?

Edward D. Andrews Just how powerful is an angel? 2 Kings 19:35 tells “And that night the angel of Jehovah went out and struck down one hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; and when they arose... Continue Reading →


Genesis 4:17 BDC: Where did Cain get his wife?

Genesis 4:17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)  17 Cain had sexual relations[1] with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 22:2 BDC: Why did God tell Abraham to sacrifice his son when God condemned human sacrifice in Leviticus 18 and 20?

Leviticus 18:21 and 20:2 give us God’s moral standards as to human sacrifice. It is specifically condemned. Leviticus 18:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them[1] to Molech, and so profane... Continue Reading →

Genesis 19:30-38 BDC: Did God condone the incest of Lot with his two daughters?

Genesis 19:30-38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Lot and His Daughters 30 Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 19:8 BDC: Why was Lot not condemned for offering his daughters to the Sodomites?

Genesis 19:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Now behold, I have two daughters who have not known[1] a man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them as is good in your eyes;[2] only do nothing to... Continue Reading →

Genesis 17:17-18; 18:9-15 BDC: How are we to Understand Abraham and Sarah’s laughter at the angelic announcement of a son?

Both Abraham and Sarah laughed when the angel announced that, they were to have a son when Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was 90. (Gen. 18:16–21:7) We can note from the account that Abraham was not rebuked for... Continue Reading →

Genesis 4:15 BDC: – How did God “put a mark on Cain”?

Genesis 4:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 So Jehovah said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.” And Jehovah put a mark on Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him. The Hebrew for... Continue Reading →

Genesis 4:8 BDC: Why did Cain not receive capital punishment for the murder he committed?

Genesis 4:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Cain said to Abel his brother. “Let us go out into the field.”[1] And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. [1] Genesis... Continue Reading →

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