Category: Genesis

Questions and Answers on Genesis 39-50 0

Genesis 39-50 Questions and Answers

Genesis 39-50 Questions and Answers – Life of Joseph continued In chapter 39 Joseph did nothing wrong that the LORD was with him. No, he did nothing wrong and he and God both knew it. The LORD was very near to Joseph and encouraged him during this time of trial. Joseph did not get out of prison in chapter 40, but he will. Yes, you are right. In Genesis 41:2 what is kine and fatfleshed? “Kine” is referring to cattle. “Fatfleshed” are well-fed, fat, healthy cows. In Genesis 41:3 what is leanfleshed? “Leansfleshed” refers to sickly skinny cows. What does...

Questions and Answers on Genesis 35-38 0

Genesis 35-38 Questions and Answers

Here are the questions and answers on Genesis Chapters 35-38 Is Bethel still a town today? No, Bethel disappeared from history after 300 AD. What was the strange gods in their hands in Genesis 35? Why the earrings? These were idols that they had. Even though they acknowledged the true God they still adopted the gods of the surrounding peoples. As for the earrings, somehow theses seemed to be associated with idol worship at least at that time. Jacob had a lot of kids. Yes, he had 12 sons and one daughter. In Genesis 36 all it talks about was...

Genesis 28-34 0

Genesis 28-34 Questions and Answers

Continuing our Bible study, here is Genesis chapters 28-34 questions and answers – Verna asked the questions and I provided the answers. In Genesis 29 Jacob got two wives. Yes, he got Leah and Rachel. How could Jacob get so many women with child? Both Rachel and Leah wanted babies and when they could not have them, they told Jacob to have sex with their maid so that their maids would bear children and Leah or Rachel would adopt the maids’ children. In Genesis 30 why did Jacob separate the sheep and cattle? Laban was paying Jacob in livestock. So...

Genesis 23-27 0

Genesis 23-27 Questions and Answers

Continuing the Bible study, now in Genesis 23-27. What did Abraham pay 400 shekels for a burying place? Abraham was rich. He did not want to use his influence to get something for nothing. He could afford the price, and I think it was even an act of love that he paid for the place to bury his wife and eventually himself also. It was a good testimony to pay what the field was worth. Also after he paid for it, it was legally his property. In Genesis 24: 3 why did Abraham not want the people to look for...

Genesis 14-22 Questions and Answers 0

Genesis 14-22 Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Genesis 14-22 In Genesis 14:3 is the salt sea the Dead Sea? Some Bible scholars think this is the Dead sea. In Genesis 14:16 is this the same Lot that his wife turned to salt? Yes, it is. Did Abram ever have a child? Abraham had both Ishmael and Isaac. What does “wild man” mean back then? This has the connotation of being fierce or savage, not easily tamed, very antisocial. What prophecy has not yet to come pass in Genesis 17:7? This prophecy did come to pass since Abraham and Sarah did have a child....

Genesis chapters 8-13 Questions and answers 0

Genesis 8-13 Questions and Answers

Here are Verna’s questions and my answers on Genesis 8-13. In Genesis 8:4 Where is Ararat? The place Ararat is probably a location that was familiar to those before the Flood, and most Bible scholars believe that is in in the area of modern day Turkey. This is not Mt. Ararat but the Bible says, “in the mountains of Ararat”. In Genesis 9:4 what are they not to eat? They were not to eat flesh with the blood. God allowed mankind to eat cooked animal flesh, but not the blood of the animal. In Genesis 9:13 What does he mean,...

Questions and answers on Genesit chapters 1-7 0

Genesis 1-7 Questions and Answers

 Genesis Chapters 1-7 Questions and Answers Verna started reading the Bible at the beginning. So these are her questions on Genesis chapters 1-7.  To learn more about Verna see her story here. I understand Genesis Chapter 1 but why did God say in Genesis 1: 27-31 before He made them in Chapter 2? Genesis chapter 2 gives the details of God creating man. He actually created them in Chapter 1, Day 6 of creation, but He goes into more detail about what He actually did and how He did it in Chapter 2. Are any of the rivers in Genesis...