What Did Cain Say To Abel Before He Killed Him?

Bouguereau, The First Mourning, Cain and Abel, 1888

Now Cain said to his brother Abel ……… The story of Cain and Abel is short. It has very few scenes of dialogue. It’s clear that the author was not trying to narrate a large part of Cain and Abel’s life. There is really only one or two points of the story, 1) that Abel’s attitude towards … Read more

Before Adam And Eve, Were Enki and Ninhursag

Enki And Ninhursag And The Tree Of Life

Creation stories abound in the middle east, especially around the fertile crescent. I wanted to publish the contents of this classic creation saga because it sheds light on some of the ancient thoughts about creation back in the pre-patriarch days. They are pictured in countless reliefs and sculptures that date back thousands of years. Some … Read more

Is Joseph A Type For Jesus Or For Joseph?

Padre Eterno

Somewhere around a million websites, books, and articles, have discussed the parallels between Joseph in the book of Genesis and Jesus. However, modern scholarship (though scant) has suggested that Joseph might actually have a literary link more with the father of Jesus than with Jesus. I will flesh this out below. Source of this Joseph … Read more

No, Genesis Does Not Contain Two Contradictory Creation Accounts

Raphael Creation Painting

  I read a post on Patheos recently pointing out that Genesis told two different conflicting stories of creation. The author opens up with this issue because the post is about how the Bible has errors; a claim which I typically support because the Bible does actually contradict itself in places. Chronicles constantly contradicts details … Read more

Jerks Of The Bible Series | Entry #8: Judah

Kevissimo Loss and Deception Story of Judah and Tamar

Judah Judah was one of the 12 sons of Jacob that later become the 12 tribes of Israel. He fathered three sons, Er and then Onan, and lastly Shelah. Both of his two older son’s were killed by God. Why He’s a Jerk Never rebuked his son Onan for lying in order to have sex with his … Read more

What Tree Did Adam & Eve Eat From?

Two Trees In The Garden

Did Adam and Eve eat from the tree of knowledge, tree of good and evil, or tree of life? I realize that this seems to an easy question to answer but sometimes I take the low-hanging fruit (bazinga!). Seriously though, when I typed “Adam & Eve ate from the tree of” into google I get … Read more