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Abraham Obeyed Only Jehovah’s - Article
David P. Livingston - ... my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws” (Genesis 26:5). Those who believe the Bible should have some concept from whence the Bible came and when. It did not come from pagan sources, nor was it transmitted orally. Genesis...
My Necessary Food - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... word long before the writing of even the complete book of Genesis (Genesis 26:5). The exact form of this primeval revelation is unknown to us, since it has now been replaced by the Bible. The very fact that it has been superseded means, of...
The Higher Law - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws” (Genesis 26:5). In the United States, the government should be a government of laws, rather than men, and our founding fathers established a Constitution with its government of...
How Do We Answer Fools? - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - lest he be wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4-5) Unlike Genesis, Proverbs is a book of Hebrew poetry that communicates truths through the use of parallelisms.2 It can compare similar things, opposites, a part of something with the whole, etc....
Genesis 14:5: Rephaims - Study Note
the demon-energized population before the Flood (see notes on Genesis 6:1-4). The Rephaim (“strong ones”) and the Zamzummim (“powerful ones,” probably the same as the Zuzim) along with the Emim, all seem to have been of...
Job 23:12: the commandment - Study Note
... the commandment. See note on Job 22:22; also Genesis 26:5. Although it is now lost to us, God had given early man some kind of law code, long before Moses. Whatever this was, it was eventually superseded by the Mosaic laws and the rest of the...
Genesis 26:5: my laws - Study Note
... my laws. Long before Moses, there were divine commandments and laws, and Abraham obeyed them. Certain law codes found among the Babylonians, the Hittites and others also antedate Moses and agree in many respects with the Mosaic laws, perhaps...
Exodus 18:16: statutes of God - Study Note
giving of Israel’s laws by God on Mount Sinai (see also Genesis 26:5; Job 23:12). These primeval laws have now disappeared, though some remnants may have survived in other ancient legal codes (Hammurabi, Hittite, etc.). In any case, they have...
Job 26:5: Dead things - Study Note
themselves, possibly the nephilim drowned in the great Flood (Genesis 6:4). These two groups may correspond to those seen in his vision by the Apostle John—that is, when he saw that “the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death...
Deuteronomy 26:2: first of all the fruit - Study Note
... originated in Syria when he was in the employ of Laban (see Genesis 29,30), did not become the nation of Israel as such until Jacob had first received the name “Israel,” and his children became known as “the children of...
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