Questions & Answers – Men in the Bible

Similarities between Abraham and Isaac and Jesus and God

Do you see a tie in between Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac and God/Jesus?

Reuben

It appears that Reuben lost his birthright because he slept with Jacob's concubine, Bilhah. Was he just that impulsive, or is there a larger story here?

A Question about Job's Name

Could you please clarify this subject (Job) in a footnote from a Bible; "Hebrew 'iyyob , traditionally related to 'oyeb , 'enemy' [perhaps with passive meaning, 'object of ill-will, persecuted'], but more probably the same name as Akkadian Ay-yabum , 'where is [my] father?'). Is this a reference to his father, or to his Heavenly Father (LORD)?

Abraham, Isaac and Their Wives

There are three separate stories in Genesis where either Abraham or Isaac lie about their wives being their sisters. Why is this story repeated again and again?

Was Thomas Jesus' Twin?

Is it possible that Thomas may have been Jesus' double (in looks) and might have been asked to die in his place?

Why Did John Question if Jesus was "The One"?

The Bible states that John sent messengers from prison to Jesus to ask if He was the one, the Messiah. Or "do we look for someone else?" Why did John question whether Jesus was "the one"? Surely John knew who Jesus was.

Daniel and Three Friends

Why does the Book of Daniel use Daniel's Hebrew name, but use his friends' pagan names?

Daniel in Babylonian Court

If Daniel and his three friends were taken to Babylon as captives, how did they end up in Nebuchadnezzar's court?

Gideon's Army

Do you have any insights into the choosing of Gideon's army due to their method of drinking water?

Jonah's Ending

Why does the book of Jonah end so abruptly?

Moses and God

Why would God want to kill Moses just after he asked him to go to Egypt? In the NRSV translation - it reads "On the way, at a place where they spent the night, the Lord met him and tried to kill him." What was that all about?

Joseph's Coat

What was so unusual about Joseph's coat? The colors?

Selling Joseph

Who Sold Joseph - the Ishmaelites or the Midianites?

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