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“Yet she will be saved through childbearing” (1 Timothy 2:15)

13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (1 Timothy 2:13-15 ESV) This is a verse which has had multiple readings for centuries, so it is probably best to […]

Can we date Adam’s “birth”?

The questioner says: My independent study of a biblical timeline agrees with Abraham’s birth of 1946 BC. I am thrilled that there are others who support this sound date. Why have you not placed any further dates that seemingly can go back to a birth date for Adam? Another date I have seen for Abraham’s […]

Did it rain before the flood (Gen 2:5)?

Yes, it rained before the flood. How should we understand Gen 2:4-3:24? There are several indications in the text that the passage is not a literal historical account: (1)    No shrub had grown up when Adam was formed (Gen 2:5). But in Gen 1:12-13 plants were described as been created on the third day, three […]

Could Adam have been the serpent?

The serpent cannot have been Adam because: The serpent was a beast of the field.  Genesis 3:1 When questioned by God about the eating of the forbidden fruit, Adam blamed Eve who then blamed the snake.  This order would not make sense if Adam was the serpent. God handed out punishments to 3 entities – […]