Bible Questions and Answers
During our annual Bible reading plan, members submit questions as they read Scripture. Here are selected questions and answers.
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What is the best way to clearly show that no inconsistency exists between the creation stories of Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Genesis 2:4-22?
In Genesis 3:16, God was talking to the woman, and most translations say that he told her that her desire would be FOR her husband. Why does the ESV state, “Your desire shall be contrary to your husband”?
During the slave-holding past, pro-slavery proponents used Genesis 9:26-27 to justify slavery by saying that slaves were the descendants of Ham who were cursed to serve. The overall teaching of scripture supports the dignity of all humanity, and we can all agree that slavery is reprehensible, but . . . Noah seems to be at fault for drunkenness and nakedness, so why is Ham in trouble for seeing him? Is the problem one of disrespect because Ham told his brothers?…
Concerning Genesis 6:19 and Genesis 7:2-3, 9, 14, why are there so many differences in the numbers of animals gathered to be added to the ark?