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    1. I have been a subscriber to Bible Study Magazine for a few years. I have really enjoyed the Bible Devotions. I use them to help prepare the Wednesday Night Bible Study. I hope that you will continue to publish them.
      1. I just subscribed so I am looking forward to reading my first issue
        1. Is there a digital edition of the magazine?
          1. Rebecca Van Noord's article on Luis Palau is great!
            1. The Bible Study Magazine this edition is wonderful! I love the info on archaeolgy.
              1. The Archeology series on faithlife Tv is awesome
            2. I just noticed this verse in Genesis where God made "mankind" before he created Adam. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭
              1. “So God created Man in His own image" is what is known as a DIVINE ACTION, i.e., an action that God does. "in the image of God He created them" is known as a CHARACTERIZATION, i.e., where the author of Genesis describes the divine action in further detail. Then "male and female He created them” can be further separated into a characterization and a divine action to further emphasize the narrative. Doing this action is called an ELABORATION wherethe speaker is adding to the information already given to fill it out. This narrative is repeated again with divine action, characterization, and elaboration throughout in Genesis 5:1-2 where God named them Man and subsequently blessed (empowered) them to do their assignment. This is not a contradiction in that the practical title for a human male and a human female is MAN. "Mankind" and "humankind" are made up words to satisfy modern societal pressures. Either we are MAN or we are critters. So, no. God did not make man before the creation of Adam. There's a sub-group within the dispensationalist community that will vehemently disagree with me. I'd have to respectfully disagree with their eisegesis... :-) Many of my comments were derived from Keaton, Mark. The Lexham Propositional Outlines Glossary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014. God bless {charley}
            3. What have you learned from this series on Paul's missionary journeys? What was your favorite discovery? Key takeaway?
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