Not Sure i Knew That?

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Not Sure i Knew That?
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So it’s been a few days and things did not go as planned. Oh well. I am working on several thoughts one of which probably encompasses them all but will still require separate posts. I am not quite ready to begin with these thoughts so I came across some thoughts that are just for my own fyi, thus the title “Not Sure I Knew That.” If your old enough to remember Arsenio Hall he would have said these are things that make you go huuuuummmmm. Oh let me say that I am not endorsing, accepting or rejecting these, they are just…. huuuuummmmmmmms.

Wondering about the validity of the Bible? There are 66 books of the Bible. They were written on 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 different people over a period of 1500 years, on the most controversial subjects, by authors whose education and background varied greatly (kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, a tax collector, an army general, fishermen, priests, and a physician). There are no contradictions between them!

Need some help remembering? The Old Testament has 39 books. How can you remember that? There are 3 letters in Old; 9 letters in Testament. 3 and 9 is 39! The New Testament has 27 books. How can you remember that? There are 3 letters in New, 9 letters in Testament. 3 times 9 equals 27!

God called both Adam and Eve, “Adam”. (Genesis 5:2). This is the Law of coverture, and the reason why women take their husbands’ name. They are considered “one flesh” (Matthew 19:5-6, Mark.10:8, Ephesians 5:31).

Tattoos are forbidden (Leviticus 19:28).

What did Jesus eat? Clean Meats – Jesus ate Lamb at the Passover supper. (Luke 22:15). Fish – Jesus fed thousands of people with fish. (Matthew 14:19). Eggs – Jesus called eggs “good” (Luke 11:12,13). Butter – Jesus ate butter and honey (Isaiah 7:15).

The oldest book in scripture, the book of Job, records people sprinkling salt on eggs. Job 6:6, “Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”

Seriously? The apostle Peter fished naked (John 21:7). Saul “stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel” (1 Samuel 19:24). Isaiah “walked naked and barefoot for three years” (Isa.20:2-4).

Paul was a tentmaker (Acts 18:3) and Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3).

Jesus taught the apostles to only preach to Jews (Matthew 10:5-6). It wasn’t until many years after his death that they were commanded to preach to the Gentiles as well (Acts 11:30; 14:27, Romans 1:6). The apostles explain why in Acts 13:46,47.

Nicely said. Adam and Eve attempted to cover their nakedness with fig leaves which represented their own works to cover their sin (Genesis 3:7). But God demonstrated acceptable sacrifice by covering Adam and Eve with the skin of an innocent animal (Genesis 3:21). Because without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin (Numbers 35:33, Hebrews 9:22).

The earth was created in six days. However, the third day completed the fundamentals of creation work, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth days are the counterpart and repetition of the first, second, and third days, and correspond respectively.

1st day – God divides light from darkness 4th day – God makes lights in the heaven (Sun, moon, stars)
2nd day – God divides the waters 5th day – God creates life in the waters
3rd day – God creates land and vegetation 6th day – God creates life on land
  1. In his investigation of what happened, the Lord God first questions Adam and then Eve (verses 8-13). God does not question the serpent. But he renders punishment in opposite order – first to the serpent (verses 14-15), then to the woman in verse 16, then to the man in verses 17-19. This sequence parallels the order of appearance in the narrative in Chapter 3. The serpent appears first in the chapter, and is named first in the series of punishments – he is the first to blame, as he was the instigator. The woman is the one who appears second, and the third in appearance is Adam, and he is the last to be punished. Yahweh and the serpent are the characters who signify pivotal change in the story line. Dr. Sofia Cavalletti comments that there are two interesting if not unique occurrences during the adjudication part of the narrative in Genesis 3:14-19. God directly curses the serpent only; this occurs nowhere else in the Bible. But God only punishes the man and woman. And the gift of mitigation by God for the man and woman occurs during the punishment of the serpent. There is a prophetic sense to the passage in Genesis 3:15, for, during the punishment of the serpent, God refers to the future, that there will be one “who will crush the head of the serpent.” There is hope for the human race!

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