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Genesis 17:15-19; 18:9-15 BDC: How are we to Understand Abraham and Sarah’s laughter at the angelic announcement of a son?

Genesis 17:15-19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah[1] shall be her name. 16 I will bless her; indeed, I will give you a son... Continue Reading →

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Genesis 16:2 BDC: Was it appropriate for Sarai to offer her maidservant Hagar as a secondary wife (concubine) to Abram?

Genesis 16:2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 And Sarai said to Abram, “Look, please, Jehovah has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram listened... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 4:26 BDC: Exactly when did the worship of God begin?

It is here that we are expressly told, “To Seth, to him also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of Jehovah.” (Gen. 4:26) This is in... Continue Reading →

Matthew 1:9 BDC: Was Matthew mistaken when it came to the father of Jotham?

Matthew 1:9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 9 and Uzziah became the father of Jotham, and Jotham became the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz became the father of Hezekiah, The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 15:1-7 that the father of... Continue Reading →

Genesis 3:17 BDC: How is it that the ground would be cursed for Adam, and for how long?

The curse that Jehovah God had placed on the ground meant that cultivation was going to be a far greater task than it would have been had Adam not sinned. Lamech, Noah’s father, in connection with the thorns and thistles,... 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 →

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