This is clearly a reference to Genesis. With the fall … we have … the man is not really damned. But people are judged. Adam was judged and Eve was judged. We are out of the garden and death is coming. However, death becomes a means of life. Because man can die, Adam can die, then Christ can die one day. And die for our sins. And so God always rotates everything in this way. And then in chapter 4, we have the opposite of what evolutionary biologists and anthropologists say. Man’s rise. We have mankind. The first person to be damned is Cain for killing his brother.There are those who want to deny the fall.
They will say, “Well, this is just an explanation why man is afraid of snakes.” That’s all they say. Obviously a lot more than that. The Apostle Paul speaks in Romans 16:20 that “may the Lord crush … the Lord Jesus can crush the devil under your feet.” This is clearly a reference to Genesis. With the fall … we have … the man is not really damned. But people are judged. Adam was judged and Eve was judged. We are out of the garden and death is coming. However, death becomes a means of life. Because man can die, Adam can die, then Christ can die one day. And die for our sins. And so God always rotates everything in this way. And then in chapter 4, we have the opposite of what evolutionary biologists and anthropologists say. Man’s rise.
We have mankind. The first person to be damned is Cain for killing his brother. We were descendants of his descendant named Lamech. And Lamech does what he does – and then, N.P.N. The keys boast to their wives in the poem of killing a man. The wonderful poetic idiom that would be used to express the highest things, it would be used to brag about the murder. It shows how humans landed. And then we come to Genesis chapter 5, which begins with a series of 10 genealogies between 5: 1-9: 29. Here we have a Toledot, a book by Adam Toledot. And what we find here is the record of Adam’s death. God said that when you eat, you die. And here is Adam’s death – and we end it like a hammer blow. And he died. And he died. Except for Enoch.
So there are four different ones within these 10 genealogies. Enoch is different. Adam is different because he speaks of a son in his image. Lamech is different – good Lamech – as he prays to his son Noah to save humanity from the consequences of the curse. And this is in Genesis 5:28. And then according to the lineage of Noah, we have a complete flood. And the flood – there is an unconsciousness.
This is a world that was not created. Until it reaches the point where the ship is no longer going over the earth but over the water. After its introduction in Genesis 1: 2, you can see it returning to the full water ball. The same phrase is used when mountain peaks appear, when water is being drawn, the same phrase is used in Hebrew as in Genesis 1: 9 – dry land … so that dry land is visible. Thus we find the deliberate implication of creation that the Lord rebuilt the earth. And Floods – A Global Flood? I mean, I don’t know how many times, I think 35 times or so, the word “all” appears in the flood narrative. If it is a judgment about humanity, it must be global for humanity’s sin.
Flooded Mountains As they are told, the highest mountains are submerged in floods – this is a global flood.And why do you need animals? … protect animals? They came out of the arch after the flood, and then … so Noah has his first words. Noah said nothing during the narrative. Whatever God calls him, he obeys God, you know, this boat is 450 feet long and, you know, feet5 feet wide and 75 feet high. Build that boat, build that boat. Noah says that he did everything that God told him to do. And as we continue through the first 11 chapters of Genesis, we come to chapter 10, called the Table of Nations, which is the son of Noah.
In that episode, it is mentioned that people belong to different nationalities and their languages. We go back now, Moses goes back to Genesis Genesis 11: 1-9 and describes how languages evolved. This is one of the most difficult issues for evolutionists. Where does language come from? They cannot explain, they cannot interpret human consciousness, they cannot interpret language. And so we understand that all languages come from a judgment of God against a rebellious people trying to give themselves a name. The now used word for the Hebrew “name” is shem. Only God can make Shem. And they are trying to give themselves a name, and then a text with some sounds in it. And as you read the Hebrew text, you keep hearing these special sounds, and when you put them together, it speaks the word Nebel, which is “madness”. And so it is not a tower that will establish them as these great people, but a tower of stupidity.
Trying to reach heaven, being as great as God is foolish to work. Then it goes on, the narrative continues in chapter 11. Continuing with परिवारemere’sem’s family tree. The difference between chapter 5 genealogy 5: 1-9: 29 is that death is not mentioned in every genealogical generation. Of course, people died, but it is no longer mentioned, so it is again a new beginning and the era of the Patriarch is beginning to shrink. We don’t know exactly why. And this is something biologists have to deal with and such. You know why it happens. Then, as we move forward in chapter 11, we come to the thirteen’s talbot. And the thirteenth weigh-in will not be about thirteen. And from that moment on, in Genesis, Moses would always, above all, give a short pedigree of rejected verse. So Abraham, when we don’t go to Isaac, we go to Ishmael for a short section, then we go to Isaac, and then we go straight to Isaac, not to Esau, then to Jacob. Go. And then the creation ends – actually ends with Joseph, a descendant of Jacob, and he is buried in Egypt. All the promises of God are for the land of Canaan. As such, it prepares us perfectly – the perfect abyss for The Exit Book.
DEL: When Steve walks with me, it seems obvious that the last part of Genesis and the whole family tree and the story of thirteen go all the way to Abraham – there is no disconnect between all this and everything we Let’s see at the beginning also. This is just a long historical narrative, isn’t it?
Steve: It is. As a matter of fact, genealogies are formed not only for origins but also for narratives. The genealogy in the book of Ruth is taken to establish that David is a descendant of Judah – actually called Toledot – that Jacob’s prophecy is that the rod does not leave Judah or its feet until Shiloh arrives. The middle does not insert a law. Christ comes. So, this is a prophecy about a prophecy that should be in Judah. So it is in Ruth’s book and uses the Toledot formula. And then we move on to the New Testament, how Jesus’ lineage was created, but there are two family trees – one goes back to Adam from the line of Mary and shows that he is a descendant of Adam. And then we go back to the Davidic lineage in the book of Matthew. And the important thing is that he comes back to David via Solomon, this royal line. But Jesus’ real physical lineage was not through Solomon, but through Nathan, who was another son of David. But we have this lineage, two genealogies that designate Jesus as Christ, both David’s son and Adam’s son.
DEL: Let’s backtrack for a second, how important is the historical story we found in Genesis to include all the generations that were put forward? How important is it to Christianity?
Steve: It shows that Christianity has a historical foundation. The way the Bible is presented in I Corinthians 15 is that Jesus died according to the scriptures. What the scriptures say and the scriptures represent real historical figures, historical events. And revived according to the scriptures. So, Christianity is not a leap in the dark. It is an understanding that has a very solid historical foundation and that our savior is also our creator.