In The Image Of God, Follow Up

Q. Thank God for the bountiful knowledge He has given you.

I have a question that is similar to the question today regarding the meaning of “In The Image Of God”.  I was listening to a popular radio show a couple of days ago and man of the Jewish faith, possibly a Rabbi, mentioned that in the Torah the meaning of “in His image” actually translates as “in His shadow”.  I’m just curious as to what you think.

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Joseph’s Dreams

Q. I have a question about Genesis 37:9-10.  Joseph has a dream that his brothers and father and mother will bow down to him. Later on when Joseph is in Egypt it appears that his mother did not come to bow down to Joseph because she died.  What can this moon be referring to and how was it fulfilled?

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Revealing The Ark Of The Covenant

Q. What’s your take on the announcement that the Ark of the Covenant is about to be unveiled?  I’m guessing it’s a fake because of Rev. 11:19.  Even so, does the Ark play any role in the end days or is this a distraction?

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How Long Has Man Been On Earth?

Q. I have a couple of questions I need your help to find answers to.

1. How long has mankind been on this earth?
2. Is there any information in the Bible to help us answer the above question?

I would really appreciate your help to answer the above questions.

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The Kingdoms Of Daniel 2 And Daniel 7

Q. I’ve been reading your site for several years and you have been a blessing.  This question is more for curiosity sake and to help in discussions with “post-trib” friends/family…

In the wide scope of prophecy interpretation there seems to be a commonality that is curious to me.  Most pre-trib teachings explain Daniel chapter 7 as a retelling of chapter 2 in relation to what the 4 beasts represent (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome).  On the other hand, a lot of post-trib teachings tend to identify the 4 beasts of chapter 7 as more “modern kingdoms” (Britain-America, Soviet-Russia, Germany, United Nations).
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A Question on Daniel 9:27

Q. In the book of Daniel, right before the 70th week, Israel will sign a 7year peace covenant with the many.  Who are the many?  Also my preacher said the 7 year peace treaty will be floating around and all the anti-christ will have to do is sign it.  Do you know if one has already been written and is just waiting for a signature? On the news a while back ago they spoke of a treaty between Israel and another country but Israel would not sign a ten year treaty because it was always broken before ten years was up.  I believe the other people were palestinians but not sure. What are your thoughts?

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A Jewish Response To The Trinity

Q. Thank you for your website. In Genesis 1:26 in the NKJV it says “Let us make man in Our image” and in Genesis 3:22 it says “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil”. I believe Christians see these verses as references to the Trinity but my question is how have Jews of the past and present typically viewed these verses through Judaism?

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Sons Of Absalom

Q. Your site is very informative and a blessing. I have a question regarding the account in 2 Samuel 14:27 which states that Absalom had three sons and one daughter, whose name was Tamar (his sister had the same name, 2 Sam. 13:1). Then we read in 2 Sam. 18:18 that Absalom says “I have no son to carry on my name,” so he named a monument after himself.   How can this be understood?

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The Gospel InThe Stars

Q. In your latest post I noted this statement: ” But the people disobeyed God’s commandment to go forth and replenish the Earth, setting about instead to build a great city and a tower to protect themselves from another flood. They also used the tower to study astrology, a corruption of the Gospel that God had written in the stars using the names of 12 constellations.”  I’ve never heard of a Gospel in the stars.  What does that mean?

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Who Was Omri?

Q. Thank you so much for your commitment in sharing God’s word!  My question concerns Micah 6:16. The NKJ version reads,

For the statutes of Omri are kept; All the works of Ahab’s house are done; and you walk in their counsels, That I make you a desolation, And your inhabitants a hissing. Therefore you shall bear the reproach of My people.

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