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  2. Good morning, Bill, and all. A question came up in June’s Bible Study – is God a man or a woman? The referenced verse was: Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female he created them.”
    “In the image of God, He created them.” So, the question was asked, is God male or female, both, or neither.
    I’d be interested in your interpretation. Thanks.

    1. Oops, just saw this. The flu bug threw me way off track. 10,000 gomenasais.

      God is God the way I see it. The image He created in Adam was a male and woman was made from one of Adams ribs (spare rib, ha ha). The patriarchal approach of the Hebrew people toward life in general results in the male emphasis on all of their writings and as a result they record God as a masculine image. In reality, God is above anything human but not enough words are available in our vocabulary to do justice to describe God. God Himself describes Himself as “I am.” This tells us not to go there since it is above our human capacity to pin down what God is like. These terms: omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, omnidirectional, and omni-righteous confirm that God is sovereign. I’ll have more on this in tomorrow’s chapel service when I cover the Trinity. Using H2O as an example we see that it is in three forms: gas (steam), liquid (water), and solid (ice) but yet all three forms are still H2O. Sincerely, Chap. Bill.

  3. A paperback version of the ESV of the Holy Bible is available at no cost. Let me know if you need one. If so, give me an email with a mailing address and I’ll get one to you. Bill Addison

  4. Bill – good morning. Read/listened to all of Genesis yesterday going to and from Houston for a meeting. Not the first time I’ve read it, but one gets more and more with each reading. Perhaps God talks to us differently as we gain maturity – I’m sure of it.
    Question: Genesis 38: What is the significance of what goes on in this chapter in context with the story of Joseph in these last chapters of Genesis? I actually listened to it twice. Maybe I need to check a Bible commentary. Thanks.

    1. Thank you General Hummer for your comments. It appears to me that Judah’s sin was compounded by his “turning aside” to Hiram, the Adullamite woman, and subsequently to Shua who bore two sons that were put to death by the Lord. Judah unwittingly sinned with Tamar, his daughter-in-law, either through negligence or intent when she offered herself as a prostitute. For sure Judah had an opportunity to avoid fornication with Hiram, Shua, and Tamar, but his sin began in the eye. He was doomed to sin following that. The “turning aside” is at the heart of his troubles. Separately, but related, the idea of continuing a legacy by taking up the wife of a deceased relative threads its way through Mosaic law seen later in Dt. 25:5-6. Also, it appears in Mt. 22:23-33 where the Sadducees presented a similar case to Jesus to test him. Jesus refers to the damage the eye can do in the Sermon on the Mount and the action that should be taken (Mt. 5:27-29 pertains).

  5. Beginning in Genesis yesterday, I’m surprised how fast-paced the audio software described in my home website (www.jwaministries.net) takes me through word-by-word and verse-by-verse. The audio is easily adapted to car or home devices that can go with me from location to location without being present in a classroom. This works!

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