What is your take on Genesis 22? Can you direct me to where I can read about it. Thanks.
For the idly curious, Genesis is a pretty good place to begin poking around in the
Bible. Lots of interesting stuff is there: the origin of the cosmos, Adam and Eve, Cain
and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the Tower of Babel, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and
Ishmael, Rebecca, Jacob, Rachel, and Joseph's reunion with his brothers.
Not there are Moses vs. Pharaoh and the parting of the Red Sea. That story is in
Exodus; Samson and Delilah are in Judges, David and Goliath are in 1Samuel; and
Ruth and Esther are in books of the Bible named after them.
Back around the turn of the century; I got the daring idea to begin composing a
daily, bite size commentary on the book of Genesis practically verse by verse from
the opening gun to Joseph's coffin in Egypt. It was a clumsy effort at first and drew
a lot of mockery. But I weathered it out, and as time went by, the effort improved.
On just about every forum where I've survived opposition long enough to complete
the whole fifty chapters, Genesis has attracted several thousand views.
As of today's date, I'm 76 years old; and an on-going student of the Bible since
1968 via sermons, seminars, lectures, Sunday school classes, radio Bible programs,
and various authors of a number of Bible-related books. Fifty-two years of Bible
under my belt hasn't made me an authority; but they've at least made me
competent enough to tackle Genesis.
The author of Genesis is currently unknown; but commonly attributed to Moses.
Seeing as he penned Exodus (Mark 12:26) it's conceivable that Moses also penned
Genesis; but in reality, nobody really knows for sure.
Scholars have estimated the date of its writing at around 1450-1410 BC; a mere
3,400± years ago, which is pretty recent in the grand scheme of Earth's geological
Genesis may in fact be the result of several contributors beginning as far back as
Adam himself; who would certainly know more about the creation than anybody,
and who entertained no doubts whatsoever about the existence of an intelligent
designer since he knew the creator Himself like a next door neighbor.
As time went by, others like Seth and Noah would add their own experiences to the
record, and then Abraham his, Isaac his, Jacob his, and finally Judah or one of his
descendants completing the record with Joseph's burial.
Genesis is quoted more than sixty times in the New Testament; and Christ
authenticated its Divine inspiration by referring to it in his own teachings. (e.g. Matt
19:4-6, Matt 24:37-39, Mk 10:4-9, Luke 11:49-51, Luke 17:26 29 & 32, John
7:21-23, John 8:44 and John 8:56)
What is your take on Genesis 22? Can you direct me to where I can read about it.
I believe the plural in Genesis 1:26 is the One God, Yahweh, God the Father inviting the Angels to participate in creating man in the image and likeness of God and the Angels. This is verified by Psalm 8:5 which is a summary and allusion to Genesis 1:26-27 and the distinction is stated between Yahweh and the Angels and the plural word Elohim is used here for the Angels."Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" Genesis 1:26
Since man is created in the image and likeness of God then it cannot be the angels in the US/OUR likeness.
The plural here is the King on the throne and the Seraphim.Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us ?"" Isaiah 6:8
If he won't do it, I will. You can read my books on the topic, they are found in my profile. Also, The Battle of Beginnings by Dr. Del Ratzsch is a good one, the Demise of the Big Bang is another. After the Flood by Bill Cooper is good. That is just to mention a few