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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 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 →

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