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Deuteronomy 22:28-29; Exodus 22:16-17 BDC: Why did God’s Law say that an Israelite man who had sexual relations with an unengaged virgin had to marry her and could never divorce her?

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 28 “If a man finds a virgin who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her[1] and they are discovered, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of... Continue Reading →

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Genesis 15:17; 19:23 BDC: Is not the phrase that the sun has gone down, or the sun has set contrary to science?

Genesis 15:17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, look, a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. Genesis 19:23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 23 The sun had risen... Continue Reading →

Genesis 15:16 BDC: Did the Exodus Take Place in the Fourth or in the Sixth Generation?

Genesis 15:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 And in the fourth generation shall return here, for the error of the Amorites is not yet complete.”[1] There seems to be a clear contradiction between what is said here in Genesis 15:16... Continue Reading →

Genesis 11:5 BDC: How Could God Have Gone Down to the City of Babylon?

Genesis 11:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower that the sons of men had built. Does not 2 Chronicles 6:18 (see, 1 Kings 8:27) tells us that “will God indeed dwell with... Continue Reading →

Genesis 10:25 BDC: How Was the Earth “Divided” In the Days of Peleg?

Genesis 10:25 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg,[1] for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan. It was “in his [Peleg’s] days,” that... Continue Reading →

Genesis 10:5, 20, and 31 BDC: Indicates That There Were Many Languages, While 11:1 Says “One Language.” Why?

Genesis 10:5, 20, 31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, each with his own language, by their clans, in their nations. 20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, their... Continue Reading →

Genesis 9:18-28 BDC: If It Was Ham Who Saw Noah’s Nakedness, Why Was Canaan the One Who Got Cursed?

Commenting on Genesis 9:24, which states that when Noah awoke from his wine he “got to know what his youngest son had done to him,” a footnote in Rotherham’s translation says, “Undoubtedly Canaan, and not Ham: Shem and Japheth, for... Continue Reading →

Genesis 9:6 BDC: The Death Penalty: Is It Biblical?

Genesis 9:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God he made man. Three Views on Capital Punishment There are three basic views on capital punishment: reconstructionism,... Continue Reading →

Genesis 6:3 BDC: Does this text contradict what Moses said about the length of human life in Psalm 90:10?

Genesis 6:3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Then Jehovah said, “My Spirit shall not strive[1] with man forever, for he[2] also is flesh; therefore his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible,... Continue Reading →

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