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A Heavenly Birth

THIS IS THE SIXTH IN A SERIES ON THE SERAPHIM. The judgment on Adam and Eve treats of a larger narrative that begins at Gen 2:4 and runs to Genesis 5. This has been represented as a second creation story, but it has nothing to say about the creation of the heavens, earth, animal or plant life. It is what …

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Fallout

THIS IS THE FIFTH IN A SERIES ON THE SERAPHIM. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil looked good, but it was deathly poisonous. Death is not annihilation, but a change of state. The nachashim, the adam and his wife, died to their seraphic state of flesh and bone. By eating from the tree, they …

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The Temptation

THIS IS IS THE FOURTH IN A SERIES ON THE SERAPHIM. On seeing the woman for the first time, the adam declared: “This is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.” Interestingly, Jesus described himself as flesh and bone after His resurrection, but prior to the crucifixion He consistently spoke in terms of flesh and blood. He made …

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The Knowledge Of Good And Evil

THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES ON THE SERAPHIM. In scripture knowledge of good and evil represents self-determination, not moral perspicacity. For example, when Abraham’s servant requests Rebecca as a bride for his master’s son, her relatives reply “ this thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good” (Gen 24:50). It’s meaning is very …

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The Coppery One

THIS IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES ON THE SERAPHIM Numbers 21:4-9 uses two Hebrew words saraph and nachash interchangeably. Both words mean snake, but also something more. Isaiah sees seraphim(saraphs) as glorious beings attending and worshiping God. The Edenic nachash is also something more than a snake. That “something more” will furnish the answer to why he represents the …