Churches which misunderstand Jesus’ teaching on divorce increase the suffering and scandal of divorced members. What is the context of Jesus’ teaching on divorce? Did Jesus teach that all second marriages, with a former spouse still living, are adulterous? I argue, from scripture, that he didn’t Continue reading»
This brief post looks at the telling way the Hebrew word kenegdo—used in the context of the creation of Eve in Genesis 2:18 & 20—is translated in a respected Afrikaans version of the Bible. Continue reading»
Was the first man authorised by God to relay the command about the forbidden fruit to the first woman? What does the Bible say about Adam’s responsibility and authority? Continue reading»
What does the Hebrew word “kenegdo” mean in the phrase “ezer kenegdo” found in Genesis 2:18 & 20? Was the first woman made to be a subordinate help? A suitable help? Or a similar help?
In this article I look at the meaning and grammar of the Hebrew word “kenegdo”, and at the way it is translated in the Septuagint, the ancient Greek Translation of the Old Testament. Continue reading»
In this post I highlight the Hebrew words for human, man and woman in the text of Genesis 2:4-25 to help non-Hebrew readers see that the first human may not necessarily have been male. Continue reading»
How does the Septuagint translate “a suitable helper for him” in Genesis 2:18 and 2:20? In particular, what is the Greek word translated as “helper” here? Continue reading»