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Bible Q

Is the word “father” in the bible a metaphor?

Obviously “father” is often used literally, as in “Ham was the father of Canaan” (Genesis 9:18) and countless other examples. But sometimes, it is used metaphorically. Some examples follow. Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father […]