Tag Archives: dust

What’s the Difference?

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7  NASB From the ground – Why does the text use the word ha-adamah (the ground)?  Once more we are confronted with the first occurrence of a word. … Read More »

Nothing Much

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7  NASB Dust – Now we come to the remarkable phrase, “dust of the ground.”  The Hebrew is apar min ha’adamah.  Apar is the common noun for dust,… Read More »

Slowly and Carefully

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  Genesis 2:7  NASB Formed – You don’t know what you are supposed to do until you know who you are made to be.  That’s why the opening passages of… Read More »

Double Dipped

And YHWH Elohim formed Man out of dry, loose earth dirt Genesis 2:7a (my translation) Dry, loose earth dirt – We found some unusual implications in the verb in this verse.  When God formed Man, it seems that God had decision polarity in mind.  But that’s not all.  There is another odd construction in this… Read More »

The Remedy

Then the Almighty will be your gold and choice silver to you. Job 22:25 Then – It’s about the money!  For most of us, it’s always about the money.  In Job’s day, it was about the gold and the silver.  I suppose that a lot of us wish we have gold and silver instead of… Read More »