Category Archives: Old Testament

The story of Joseph sold into Egypt – The Documentary Hypothesis In Effect

Joseph sold into Egypt – Two Parallel Narratives When reading the story in Genesis about Joseph being taken by his brothers, one could walk away somewhat confused. They may think, “What is happening here?” Who took Joseph? Was it the … Continue reading

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Is it okay to marry your sister?

A good question! (Genesis 20:12 vs Leviticus 18:11, 20:17) If we assume that the Bible is a perfectly orchestrated book, in the words of some believers, “infallible”, something that is error free, written by the pen of an author who … Continue reading

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The 120 year age limit

Does God limit the years that man can live to 120 years? If so, why do we have these variant textual traditions in the Bible? What is going on? (Genesis 6:3 vs Genesis 9:29, 11:10-26, 23:1, 25:7, 35:28, 47:28) “And … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Genesis 1-11 and the Liturgy and Layout of Temples

Science and the Book of Genesis by Jeffrey Bradshaw, November 26, 2013 Accessed from: http://ldsmag.com/article-1-13600/ on 8.29.17 There Is a Deep Relationship Between Genesis 1-11 and the Liturgy and Layout of Temples The Latter-day Saints have four basic Creation stories. … Continue reading

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Monolatry in the Old Testament

Monolatry is all over the text of the Old Testament. This has to do with the idea of God in the Old Testament, an idea that there are many gods in the world of the Ancient Near East, but only … Continue reading

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The problem with numbers in the Old Testament

There are all kinds of problems with the Old Testament if you are looking for this text to behave like a history book. To me, the narratives in this text are not always to be read literally, nor are they … Continue reading

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Is Balaam a good guy or a bad guy?

Compare Numbers 22-24 and Micah 6:5 to Numbers 31:8, 16; Deuteronomy 23:4-5; Joshua 24:9-10; Nehemiah 13:2, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, and Revelation 2:14 Numbers 31:16 (a priestly text) is the only verse in the Old Testament that attributes the … Continue reading

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