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Pamphlet #6246 Genesis KC 18-3

The whole eretz {land not earth}

If you look up any word in a Strong's concordance, you really need to look up the word eretz,
which the translators usually render "land" throughout the Bible,
except in chapters 1-11 in Genesis where they sometimes use "earth".

Had they done so in Gen 4:14 Cain was driven from the "earth" to the "earth",
when actually he was driven from the "land" where he was to the "land" of Nod.
Gen. 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

So, was the Flood of Noah universal, i.e. worldwide?
Go back and re-read the entire account translating "earth", i.e. eretz, as land or country.

Gen. 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
[19] These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
So they did go make babies!

Obeying God's commands is not all that burdensome and difficult as liberals would tell us, is it?

The whole eretz, and eventually the whole earth, was overspread with sons and daughters of Adam's descendents.

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