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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Daalkhai's comment on 2013-05-21 05:19:06:
My name is Daalkhai. Age 33. Married.
I am a Mongolian christian. In Mongolian language today we have bible. But this is translation from Alexandrian manuscript based NIV. I am Textus Receptus ( Byzantine text-type) supporter and i always want to make byzantine text type based bible translation to Mongolian language. For that i need time and money. I work as full time worker at mining company and i have no time to do translation. I must quit my job and must dedicate my full time for translation. I cant quit my job without another financial support. If i can find financial support, i can quit my job and i will do translation on full time. Can you find me financial support person or organization?
Mongolians do not know that they read corrupt text based bible translation. I always worry and unhappy with that.I hope that God will use me as a tool for best translation.
Mr. Happiness's comment on 2013-04-22 11:36:53:
Actually, chapter 2 is the background regarding this verse. It explains the man, who is Adam, and the woman, who is Eve, that God created.
Joy's comment on 2013-02-27 01:23:21:
Before God made us from out of dirt (dust), he spoke us in the Spirit!
briana grant's comment on 2012-11-29 16:54:09:
Well I think it was great because this is my first time ever reading this I liked it.
Rev John J Wilson's comment on 2012-10-20 09:46:34:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. God created the whole world of people at this time. It is called today, DNA. When God took Eve from Adam, it was a genetic construction of a reverse nature so that man could populate the world using the set up of man and woman. The entire world proceeded from these two. That's why the Bible says through Adam all have sinned. That is how we were separated from God and God promised us all, the Messiah while we were still in Adam. As for our being created in His image I will only guess but perhaps it is mind, body and soul. The body being Jesus, the mind being that we think and so does God. The soul meaning we are living beings that will live with or without God. The mind portion is such as we love our children, God loves us, we want them to prosper, God wants the same...
Pastor's comment on 2012-10-20 00:40:52:
We should desist from the habit of reading the Bible like a novel, newspaper or philosophy but should seek God's revelation on every verse. Genesis 1:27 is very clear and so is Genesis 2. In 1:27 God "CREATED"[make from nothing] and this man was in the image of God. Bible readers know that God is a spirit. Thus, this man was a spirit-man with both masculine and feminine spiritual nature just like God [think, El Shaddai]. Hence this man 'he-them' could not till the earth. Another interesting observation is this man, 'He-them' could not sin or fail 'cause he was the very image of God. In Genesis 2:7 God 'FORMS' Adam [not create] from the dust and breathed the He-them of Genesis 1:27 into him thus began the war within us. That's why God could not form Eve from the earth but had to take her from Adam. Now, the formed man doesn't have the nature[image] of God thus his inclination toward sin. The African, Chinese, European man etc is not the image of God. How can he be with all his evil, hate, bitterness, carnality, lust etc…
Godwin Ameh's comment on 2012-10-16 19:11:45:
And God say let us make man in our image and likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth. Verse 27, So God created man in his own image; male and female. This creation was the spirit-man clothed by the lively flesh. Though at this point many argued that the author of the book of Genesis only give the summery of the account of the creation of man here and then went further to explain in detail how man was created from the dust of the earth. The argument could not hold water because all animals were created male and female. From the dust of the earth God created them. Secondly, it does not just occur to God to create a woman when Adam suddenly became lonely, because He already wanted man to multiply and replenish the earth. Man cannot multiply without woman. Woman came later after when the man came to really needed a companion. He was subjected to that need by God to know the value of the woman that will soon join her in physical. And God said, 'it's not good for man to be alone.' Like every man Adam also had the experience of a bachelor. So after this creation of the spirit-man, God put him into the physical dust which has became flesh so that man can have contact with the physical things which He has created. After God have created everything, Man came later to have dominion over what He has created. And the Holy spirit allows me to understand that, in a like manner, Christ who is the ruler of all God creation was also appear to the world at the later end to rule over everything God has created. Man is a spirit, body and soul.
The Zi - NO! - ist's comment on 2012-08-13 09:45:14:
This passage (Gen.1:27) clearly states that the Most-High created man, both MALE and FEMALE, both sexes created at the same time. This is uniform across all translations. But then, in the very next chapter it seems Man needs a helper\mate\buddy, this according to God. So God took a rib from man and made woman (womb-man). Now the obvious question would be why did God have to create woman from mans rib? It says in chapter 1 that God made boys and girls in his likeness already, RIGHT?!!
Now, I don't think a contradiction of this magnitude somehow just slipped by the countless revisions, clarifications, translations etc. It's clear that a distinction exists between the male and female versions of Man in chapter 1 and Man & Woman, Husband & Wife in chapter 2.
Also, the first appearance of the names "Adam" and "Eve" aren't consistent across translations, some chapter 1, others chapter two, but their usage is peculiar regardless of translation.
I think these discrepancies indicate a period of time, an age or procession maybe, or possibly an entire cycle of man, evolving from the primitive to the impressive, to the over-inflated ego having, vile pollution emitting, truth impaired, soul-less, thieving drones that God takes pleasure in obliterating. Y uh-know... that kind of cycle.
It's a theory that is consistent with Genesis already, just adding a couple more periods that Topper didn't feel like going into, so he just left a couple hints. I think Adam may refer to a genetic distinction or new breed of man, hence the reason he had no Eve at first. Another theory is that there are two different entities (different in depth of consciousness, abilities, potential etc.) both occupying the Earth, both assigned fleshy vehicles that are the body of man, constructed in the likeness of the gods or in the image of God if you prefer.
What do you think? Or do you....
Cody Hofius's comment on 2012-05-23 04:59:59:
Ted, Before the tower of babel was created we all spoke the same language and were the same race,when humanity became strong enough to build a tower to reach heaven. god had punished us by splitting humanity in different races that speak different languages so we dont try to get to heaven before are time.
TED ARDA's comment on 2011-11-26 01:47:24:
Does it mean the image of God combines all the traits and character of each races on earth. (i.e., chinese, african, whites, indians, etc.) -
RALPH M. WATERS's comment on 2010-12-30 11:22:35:
In the image of GOD we were created. The power of heaven belonged to GOD. Our Dominion was earth. For we had power over all things.
Minnie's comment on 2010-06-20 17:42:53:
I believe that god create angels in his own image
male and female. And man was made from dust. We could never subdue the earth.
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