Bible Study Post #8 (Genesis): Interesting Facts

Genesis 1:25

  • And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind : and God saw that it was good.

If the pronoun his refers to the beast, then how can God make a beast after the kind of another if there is nothing to make it from?

Genesis 4:7-8

  • If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
  • And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Pre-punished for their actions.  I know that when I was a child I did the deed (and would get away with it), if I was punished for something I did not do.  In this case murder is much worse than stealing a candy bar, but if you treat someone terribly until they act out- what if they weren’t treated terribly?  By punishing Cain did he make it so that Cain would kill his brother?

Genesis 6:4

  • There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Old men of renown could be taken as the Greek Gods, which were considerably weaker in comparison to the Christian God?

And they would often have children after sleeping around with human females.

Genesis 17:8

  • And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

This is strange because the land of Canaan was ruled by a different religion, and this is God saying either.

  • A: The land of Canaan previously didn’t matter to me, but I’ll give the land to you. And I will pay attention to them / rule over them like I do with you.
  • B: They are ruled by a different God, but now their other God is going to be pushed away, and in turn replaced by me.

Genesis 17:11 & 14

  • And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
  • And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

The feel that I am getting from this is that God is only paying attention to the generations of Abraham, and they are entering into some sort of blood contract with him.  This is a bit different from “anyone who fought with God in the first battle will eventually be brought into heaven.”  His souls shall be cut off from his people – no time frame is given, and everyone who is not capable of entering (or not invited) into this covenant are being neglected.

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