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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 2

Keywords: יוֹם ;יָמִים ;יוֹם as period of daylight; יוֹם as 24 hours; יוֹם in Creation account; daytime-nighttime cycles; Genesis 1; Genesis 1:5; Genesis 1:14–18; Genesis 2:4; idiomatic uses of יוֹם; lexical and dictionary definitions of יוֹם; literal uses of יוֹם; non-literal, analogical/metaphorical uses of יוֹם; reckoning of biblical days; semantic …

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Water in Your Lungs—What a Relief

Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Genesis 2:7) Have you given any thought to your breathing lately? Imagine if the Lord gave us everything we needed to breathe …

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Did Volcanoes Cause the Biggest Mass Extinction Ever?

Researchers studied mercury levels in the geologic record from various sites and concluded that this mercury was released by volcanic activity. The massive amounts of ash spewed in the atmosphere (they claim 3 million cubic kilometers compared to just one cubic kilometer from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens …

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He Arose! Hallelujah! Christ Arose!

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must …

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Goldilocks Is Dead: Exoplanets Are Inhospitable to Life

In a recent news article, researchers at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo took a look at the most recent number of extrasolar planets (around 4,000) in the habitable zone (also frequently called the Goldilocks zone) and applied an additional set of conditions needed for “life to form.” The …

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How Did Judas Die?

The relevant passages are: Matthew 27:5Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. Acts 1:18Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out. …

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The Origin of Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Reproduction is broadly delineated into two major groupings: sexual and asexual. Sexual reproduction requires two organisms to exchange genetic material in cells contained in gametes. Asexual reproduction requires only one organism. Some organisms can reproduce both ways, while others are restricted to just one mechanism of reproduction. Asexual Reproduction Asexual …

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When Should We Use the Bible?

Walsh went on to write, There is no need to quote Scripture when trying to explain, for example, why it’s wrong to kill babies. You don’t need to pull out Genesis to convince someone that a man in a dress isn’t a woman. It’s not necessary to mine the Epistles …

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The Evolutionary Problem with Grandmothers

Grandmothers? What’s the Evolutionary Use? In an evolutionary worldview, human grandmothers are a bit of a puzzle. In most animal species, females do not survive long after their childbearing years have ended. Human females, however, can and often do survive for decades after menopause, the hormonal change which concludes their …

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