Jehovah told Noah after he had completed the ark: “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, the male and its mate.” (Genesis 7:1-2)
Every piece of information that is found in the Book of Genesis came before Moses was seen born: from the Creation account to Jacob’s funeral and Joseph’s remaining time in Egypt, up unto his death at one hundred and ten years old. So, how did Moses receive this information?
“According to this verse, God “creates good and evil” (KJv, Cf. Jer. 18:11 and Lam. 3:38; Amos 3:6). But many other Scriptures inform us that God is not evil (1 John 1:5), cannot even look approvingly on evil (Hab. 1:13), and cannot even be tempted by evil (James 1:13).”—Norman L. Geisler
Was Adam merely an allegorical (fictional) person? Were the events recorded in the Bible Book of Genesis true and historical? And if so, who was he, and when did he live? Was the Garden of Eden a real historical place? How long were Adam and Eve In the Garden of Eden before they sinned?
The prevailing prejudice against Scripture is that the Old Testament portrays a violent God of a violent people and is filled with narratives recounting horrendous events with disreputable people playing major roles. Is the Old Testament ethical? Here are some reasons why it is.
The Hebrew word for “seventh” comes from a root meaning, “to be full, complete, entirely made up.” God “blessed” the seventh day by setting it apart as different from the others.
The differences between these two accounts have convinced many scholars that there must be two different authors for these sections.
Toledot (“the account of”) occurs throughout Genesis and when taken as a heading introduces a new section each time except for its use in Genesis 36:9 (Gen. 2:4; 5:1; 6:9; 10:1; 11:10,27; 25:12,19; 36:1; 37:2).
The woman's seed is an unnamed person prophetically referred to in the biblical Book of Genesis. As a result of the serpent's temptation of Eve, which resulted in the fall of man, God announces that he will put enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. Who is the woman?