Genesis

GENESIS 4:12–13—Why wasn’t Cain given capital punishment for the murder he committed?

GENESIS 4:12–13—Why wasn’t Cain given capital punishment for the murder he committed? PROBLEM: In the OT, murderers were given capital punishment for their crime (Gen. 9:6; Ex. 21:12). Yet Cain was not only set free after murdering his brother, but he was protected from any avenger (Gen. 4:15). SOLUTION: There …

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GENESIS 2:4—Why does this chapter use the term “Lord God” rather than “God” as in chapter one?

GENESIS 2:4—Why does this chapter use the term “Lord God” rather than “God” as in chapter one? PROBLEM: Many critics insist that Genesis 2 must have been written by someone different from the one who wrote Genesis 1, since Genesis 2 uses a different name for God. However, conservative scholars …

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