In Gen 30:14-15
14: And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and
brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy
15: And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and
wouldest thou take away my son'smandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie
with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
What the heck is a mandrakes? what is the passage trying to say? What medical condition
did Rachel have that needed a narcotic effect?
In the Ferrar Fenton bible the mandrakes is translated as love apples
the strong's concordance lists it as a container or aphrodisiac
Smiths Bible dictionary said its has power to excite voluptuousness, a narcotic
(anaesthetic), used in small quantities like opium, it excites the nerves and is a
14: And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon,
Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15: These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau;
duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16: Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in
the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
17: And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah,
duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the
sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
18: And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah:
these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
Duke Korah is listed under as an offspring of Eliphaz but in 36:14 Korah is listed as
coming from Aholibamah and duke Korah is listed twice in 36:16 and 36:18.
Who is this other Duke Korah?
8: And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9: And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this
place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
10: Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them
near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11: And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath
shewed me also thy seed.
Israel sees Josephs sons right before he dies after spending 17 years in Egypt (Gen 47:28
-28: And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years)
Why didn't he see them during his 17 years?
Gen 18:5 & 19:3
18:5: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall
pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast
19:3: And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his
house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
Was Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed on the first day of unleaven bread? Abraham gives
YHVH and angels bread but Lot gives the angles unleaven bread.
Gen 26:5: Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my
statutes, and my laws.
Exodus 18:16 Moses said: I do make them know the statues of God and his laws :20 teach
them ordinance and laws - preexistance of the law
What were the commandments, statues and laws which YHVH was talking about? This was
before Moses and the 10 commandments so if you reference Malichi 3:6 it states that YHVH
doesnt change so that would indicate that YHVH passes the commandments, statues and laws
to Adam and Adam passes it down his lineage.
The census of the Levites are not adding up correctly:
Gershonites = 7500 Num 3:22 + Merari = 6,200 Num 3:34 + Kohathites = 8,600 Num 3:28
Num 3:39 states the total is 22,000 not 22,300. Why is there a 300 person
Why was God angry at Balaam when he went as he was told?
Num 22:12 God told Balaam not to go to Balak and not to curse the Israelite people
Num 22:20 God tells Balaam to go to Balak
Num 22:22 God became angry because he went
Num 22:32-33 thy way is perverse before me.. ass saved your life
Num 22:35 go with the men speak only what I say
Children of mixed parentage?
Num 24:7 (Jacob) shall pour the water (4325-semen) out of his buckets, and his seed
(2233-children) shall be in many waters (4325-semen)
Was the reason why Aarons 2 sons died is because they touched the vessels and the alter
which was forbidden according to Num 18:3
Num 18:3 ...but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the
tabernacle of witness. 3: And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the
tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar,
that neither they, nor ye also, die.
Dt 30:4. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of
heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
Is this verse figurtive or literal? Does it speak of future space travel? or is it
just speaking about a distant land/country? Passages before were literal, same with
the passages after.
Question to counter a Prederist
Dt 32:15-43 Moses talks about the fall of Israel and rebirth
Dt 32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance
of them to cease from among men
corners = afar (revised standard, american standard), distant land
This could only have been satisfied by either the babylonian or roman conquest of Israel
but more than likely the roman since the people which replaced Israel in Judea knew of the
Israelites when they came back from babylon. The 70AD roman sacking removed the
temple and the people from the land.
Dt 32:34-35 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? 35
To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the
day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon
them make haste.
Moses to Babylon is roughly 1000 years
Moses to 70AD is roughly 1700 years
One of the arguments that the prederist use is the at hand in revelation which they state
that they are bookends of revelation to show that all was to occur within one generation.
If at hand in the old testament was 1000/1700 years why would at hand have to be 40
years in the new testament?
2:4. `The same document also describes how the prophet, warned by an oracle, gave orders
for the tent and the ark to go with him, when he set out for the mountain which
Moses had climbed to survey God's heritage. 5. On his arrival, Jeremiah
found a cave-dwelling, into which he put the tent, the ark and the altar of
incense, afterwards blocking up the entrance. 6. Some of his companions went back
later to mark out the path but were unable to find it. 7. When Jeremiah
learned this, he reproached them, `The place is to remain unknown', he
said, `until God gathers his people together again and shows them his mercy.
8. Then the Lord will bring these things once more to light, and the glory of the
Lord will be seen, and so will the cloud, as it was revealed in the time of Moses
and when Solomon prayed that the holy place might be gloriously hallowed.'
The tent (1st tabernacle), ark & alter of incense have not been found yet so therefore
both Deutronomy and 2nd Maccabees have not been fulfilled yet.
Moses blesses the tribes of Israel before he dies, but he doesnt bless the tribe of
Simeon, WHY NOT?
Dt 32:8 When the most high divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the
sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of
Does this mean 12 global areas run by 12 distinct nations or races, what are the 12 races
Mt 11: 12. And
from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth
violence, and the violent take it by force.
Is this kingdom of heaven a parable/prophacy signifing that Jesus was to be
captured and put to death?
Luke 1:5 - a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of
the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. Abia comes from Abihah, son of
Rehoboam. How can you be a priest if your are not of the tribe of Levi.
Zacharias appears to be of the tribe of Judah not of Levi
Luke 1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when
he went into the temple of the Lord.
Luke 1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of
the altar of incense.
What is the strange fire mentioned in Leviticus if incense was allowed in the temple?
Luke 1:34 Mary asked Gabriel how shw would bear a child since she had not known man.
She asked a similiar question as Zacharias (Lk 1:15). Why was Zacharias
punished but not Mary?
Luke 1:56-57 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for 3 months or to Elizabeth's 9th month.
Why did Mary leave right before Elizabeth bore John?
Luke 4:8 Jesus was tempted by a demon for 40 days. Jesus told the demon to get
behind him. Same as when he told Peter when Peter was rebuking Jesus (Mk 8:33).
Was Jesus tempted by a demonic possessed person since Satan was bounded up?
Does this show power of a demonic possession?
Lk 9:27 & Mt 16:28 Some will not taste death until they see the Kingdom of God.
Are there 2000 year old people wandering the earth or does the next passage fulfill this
requirement: Lk 9:28-29 28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he
took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29. And as he prayed,
the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
Was Jesus's changing forms the fulfillment since Peter, John and James saw the Kingdom of
God (Jesus in a glorified state)?
Jn 1:1 ...In the beginning was the Word :2 the same was in the beginning with God
Is Verse 1 the beginning of the Universe? verse 2 recreation of present times?
Jn 4:9 Jews have no dealing with Samaritans :12 Samaritans trace
lineage back to Jacob :20 fathers worshipped on Mt.
If the Jews trace their lineage back to Jacob then why is it that they dont
recognize the Samaritans?
Who was the disciple that Jesus loved?
Jn 21:2 Simon Peter/Thomas/Nathaneul/ Sons of Zebedee (James & John)/ 2 other
What does this passage say? Are all men created from Adam? Does this refute
the preadamic theory, How does this correlate with all the different races on the planet:
asian, african, arabs, caucasians...
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for
to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and
the bounds of their habitation;
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the
resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did
Jesus fleshly body did not see corruption. Is this because in John 19:39 Nicodemus
brought 100 pounds of a mixture of Myrth and Aloes. What is the charateristics of
this mixture? Does this mixture retard the decaying process of a body like
mummification of the Egyptians?
Acts 2:34. For David is not ascended into the heavens:
but he saith himself, The Lord (the Father) said unto my Lord (Jesus), Sit thou on my
right hand, 35. Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Has the FAther made Jesus' foes his footstool yet?
Acts 7:6 (the Israelites were) in bondage (in Egypt) and entreated them evil 400
years. Joseph died 110 yrs old -Gen 50:26. The Israelites came into
Egypt when Joseph was 39 (7 good years + 2 bad years + 30 years old when made 2nd in
command in Egypt= 39). 110-39=71. Total Egyptian stay = 430 years -Ex12:40.
First 30 years was good last 41 years of Joseph's life they were in bondageis this
why Joseph told offspring to carry his bones out of Egypt? Because they couldnt
Acts 8:39,40 Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip....was found in Azotus
Physical movement of a human body, could this explain Elijah and Enoch's cought up?
They were moved to a safe area?