By George Adam Smith
1876. Containing description of production, fall of guy, deluge, tower of Babel, occasions of Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian fables and legends of the gods from cuneiform inscriptions. Contents: discovery of Genesis legends; Babylonian and Assyrian literature; Chaldean legends; Babylonian mythology; Babylonian legend of construction; sin of the god Zu; exploits of Lubara; Babylonian fables; Izdubar legends; destruction of tyrant Humbaba; adventures of Ishtar; sickness and wanderings of Izdubar; tale of the flood and end.
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God is the Strong One (Elohim). What does that mean to you personally? 2. You are created in the image of God. What does that mean to you? What difference might that make in how you live your life? 3. Do you make an effort to honor God’s principle of rest each week? Why or why not? How do you do that? DAY 2 God’s Creation of Adam and Eve Genesis 2:4-25 Scripture Reading and Insights Begin by reading Genesis 2:4-25 in your favorite Bible. Read with the anticipation that the Holy Spirit has something important to teach you today (see Psalm 119:105).
Genesis 3:14-19 “Enmity… between your offspring and her offspring” (3:15): The serpent’s offspring are the spiritual descendants of Satan (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2). The woman’s offspring refers to people in the family of God. A single person from the woman’s offspring—the divine Messiah, Jesus Christ—would deal a death blow to Satan’s head at the cross of Calvary (see John 12:31; 16:11; see Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8). Satan, however, would succeed in bruising Christ’s heel—that is, Satan would cause Christ to suffer.
Cursed from the ground” (4:11): This would have been particularly devastating to Cain—a farmer. “Whoever finds me will kill me” (4:14): By now the earth’s population had increased. Cain would be a wanderer, so many people might be willing to prey on him. The LORD put a mark on Cain (4:15): This mark represented God’s sovereign protection of Cain. ” Genesis 4:17-26 Cain knew his wife (4:17): Where did Cain get his wife? Adam and Eve had other children after the births of Cain, Abel, and Seth. ” Eight hundred years is a long time to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28)!