Category: Etiologies

Steven DiMattei: Yahweh Molds an Earthling

Steven DiMattei, a biblical scholar who maintains the website¬†Contradictions in the Bible, has a great post covering the creation of man in the J source (Genesis 2:4b-7). He points out that before there can be any plant life there must be two things: water… Continue Reading “Steven DiMattei: Yahweh Molds an Earthling”

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 2

This is the second post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “And Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the first post here. All biblical quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the English Standard Version.… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 2″

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 1

The last post I did on “Evangelical Eisegesis” covered the Twitter ramblings of Greg Locke, the veritable gift that keeps on giving. Today’s post will cover a similar fountain of fallaciousness who I’ve briefly dealt with before on this blog: SJ Thomason. Thomason runs… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 1″

Now I Have Seen Your Offspring!

There is a moving scene that appears toward the end of the book of Genesis involving the ageing and ailing patriarch Jacob, his long-lost son Joseph, and Joseph’s two children. Joseph is told that his father is ill and so he takes Manasseh and… Continue Reading “Now I Have Seen Your Offspring!”

“Did God Actually Say?” Brief Thoughts on Genesis 3

Most of us are familiar with the general details of the story of man’s sin and expulsion from Eden. But few of us really appreciate all that is going on in the story in Genesis 3. After God makes man in the garden (Genesis… Continue Reading ““Did God Actually Say?” Brief Thoughts on Genesis 3″