Where did Cain get his wife ?

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You've got to read this stuff as fable, not history. If you try to be literal about it, you miss the point.
 
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Originally posted by Zero
You've got to read this stuff as fable, not history. If you try to be literal about it, you miss the point.
No, you've got to read it keeping in mind the exegetical methods of the period, including typology, you also must keep it in the correct frame of social and historical context. Whether you consider it fable or history, if you do not use appropriate textual criticisms you will most certainly miss the intended "point" of the story teller.
 
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Originally posted by kat
No, you've got to read it keeping in mind the exegetical methods of the period, including typology, you also must keep it in the correct frame of social and historical context. Whether you consider it fable or history, if you do not use appropriate textual criticisms you will most certainly miss the intended "point" of the story teller.
Same difference...reading it as literal history is a mistake. Talking snakes, rampant incest, magical powers, rather incoherent story...myths can be powerful, and useful in understanding a culture, but that doesn't make them literally true.
 
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Originally posted by kat
No, you've got to read it keeping in mind the exegetical methods of the period, including typology, you also must keep it in the correct frame of social and historical context. Whether you consider it fable or history, if you do not use appropriate textual criticisms you will most certainly miss the intended "point" of the story teller.
Bravo, kat. You are such a breath of fresh (and highly educated) air in these threads. Keep up the great work!
 
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Say what you want, I still think she was a mail order bride.
 
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Originally posted by Zero
Same difference...reading it as literal history is a mistake. Talking snakes, rampant incest, magical powers, rather incoherent story...myths can be powerful, and useful in understanding a culture, but that doesn't make them literally true.
Not literally true? Perhaps. And yet far more valuable in the "intrinsic sense."
 
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Some apologists do defend very well with Reasons for the inconsistencies of bible,
most of the time, you are asked to be humble in order to understand GOD's infallible WORDs.
 
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Originally posted by Saint
Some apologists do defend very well with Reasons for the inconsistencies of bible,
most of the time, you are asked to be humble in order to understand GOD's infallible WORDs.

It's not the words I find fallible, but the phrases.
 

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