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Genesis 3:8 BDC: Did God speak directly to Adam?

Generally, in the Bible, when God had dealings with the human family, it was by means of an angel. (Gen. 16:7-11; 18:1-3, 22-26; 19:1; Judges 2:1-4; 6:11-16, 22; 13:15-22) The primary person in Scripture, who spoke and had dealings with humans,... Continue Reading →


Psalm 91:11 BDC: Do You Have A Guardian Angel?

Psalm 91:11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. There is nothing within the Bible that teaches that each of us as an individual has a guardian angel. True,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 3:6 BDC: She [Eve] also gave some to her husband who was with her?

Almost all translations translate Genesis 3:6 as follows. Genesis 3:6 English Standard Version (ESV) 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree... Continue Reading →

Genesis 3:5 BDC: Is man made in the image of God or does he become like God?

We are told at Genesis 1:27 that “God created man in his own image.” However, Genesis 3:22 tells us “the man has become like one of us.” It seems that Genesis 1:27 is saying that humans were made like God,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 1:26 BDC: Who are the “us” and “our” of this verse?

Genesis 1:26-27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 And God went on to say, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the... Continue Reading →

Genesis 1:16 BDC: Was light created or made, and was it on the first day or the fourth?

Genesis 1:3, 5 American Standard Version (ASV) 3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.... Continue Reading →

Genesis 1:10 BDC: Is the Hebrew word for “earth” the same here as is used at Genesis 1:1, and do they mean the same thing?

The Hebrew word is erets in both verse 1 and verse 10. Erets refers to (1) earth, as contrasted to the heavens (Gen 1:1); (2) or more restricted to all the dry land of the earth (1:10); (3) or restricted... Continue Reading →

Exodus 4:21 BDC: Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

Exodus 4:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 Jehovah said to Moses, “When you go and return to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand; but I will harden his heart so... Continue Reading →

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 →

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