Tag Archives: Gordon Wenham

môt Tämût as execution by royal decree

It’s no wonder Adam tried to hide from God in the garden as Adam expected to be executed as soon as his guilt was established. I first found this understanding of death as execution in Hamilton’s commentary on Genesis 2:17 … Continue reading

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Genesis 2:17 and the trial and execution of Christ

In a previous post I drew a distinction between natural death and judicial death at the fall. The same sort of distinction is made in Pierced for our Transgressions: The nature of death What is the nature of the ‘death’ … Continue reading

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Which tree comes first in the Garden of Eden?

I posted twice last week on children’s bibles and their unhealthy focus on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I was also preparing last week to speak at a men’s breakfast on the discipline of work. As … Continue reading

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