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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-31 – (The Sixth Day of Creation)

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So…

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Who ‘the Elohim’ were? Divine beings? Angels? The God of Israel? (Second part)

Based on the Brown Driver Briggs’s Hebrew Dictionary we continue our research on the meaning of ELOHIM. Today we study two famous cases, where the reference is clearly to ‘God or divine beings’. The first case is Psalm 8:5: For thou hast made him a little lower than the ELOHIM, and hast…

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The Pentateuch – Introduction (Third part)

Let’s take the Pentateuch as a story, beginning to evaluate its characteristics. It is composed of three basic parts: Genesis 1-11:26 [at v. 26 ends the story of the origins]: God and humanity Genesis 11:27 [at v. 27 begins the Terach family’s story] -50:26: God and the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and…

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