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Old 05-10-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Barrow,AK
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Default Adam and Eve's Children

How many children did Adam & Eve have ???

How many daughters and how many sons ??

the answer will surprise you..

Hint: (the # of grace (twice) )

All numbers in the bible have specific meanings.. and they are always used in the same manner.

for instance .. the number 40 is always associated with 'testing' !!

The number 12 is a FOUNDATION number.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:43 AM
 
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Since this is a Bible sword drill, I'm guessing you're not looking for the names of Cain, Abel, and Seth (not to mention "other sons and daughters"). I'm also assuming the idea of Eve being the mother of all mankind is also not the answer you're seeking.

This is fun!

Jewish tradition (some cite Josephus as the source) states that Adam and Eve had 33 sons and 23 daughters. But . . .

Your hint talks about the number of grace (twice). Since the number of grace is five, the answer would be ten (5x2=10). I suppose it could be 55 since that number contains two fives. Fifty-five comes close to the traditional Jewish answer.

I'll admit you've got me stumped!

My best guess would be ten generations from Adam to Noah, but you'd have to include Adam in the count.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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WoWoW I am impressed at your answer !!! wow!!


Yes 55 children !! 33 sons.. 22 daughters Josephus !! - RIGHT ON !!

NOW .. WHY IS 5 THE NUMBER OF GRACE ???
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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How many children did Adam & Eve have ???

How many daughters and how many sons ??

the answer will surprise you..

Hint: (the # of grace (twice) )

All numbers in the bible have specific meanings.. and they are always used in the same manner.

for instance .. the number 40 is always associated with 'testing' !!

The number 12 is a FOUNDATION number.
I looked in Genesis and could not find anything except that they had sons and daughters. I see what you mean about numbers and specific meanings, I'm curious about the hint tho!
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Barrow,AK
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The book written by Flavius Josephus will give you much insight into that era (historiclly accurate) . He paraphrases the entire old testament !!

You will find out some very startling information that most people read right past in the bible !!

for instance: what color hair did King David have ?

What color was Adam ??
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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WHY IS 5 THE NUMBER OF GRACE ??? ............

Four is the number of the world. It represents man’s weakness and helplessness.
But 4+1=5 is when Divine strength is added. We are made perfect in our weakness. ‘My Grace is sufficient for thee.’

Grace means favor. What kind of favor ?
Favor is of many kinds.
Favor shown to the Miserable call Mercy.
Favor shown to the Poor we call Pity.
Favor shown to the suffering we call Compassion.
Favor shown to obstinate we call Patience.
But favor shown to the UNWORTHY we call GRACE.

"Being justified Freely by this GRACE" (Rom. 3:24).
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:52 AM
 
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WHY IS 5 THE NUMBER OF GRACE ??? ............

Four is the number of the world. It represents man’s weakness and helplessness.
But 4+1=5 is when Divine strength is added. We are made perfect in our weakness. ‘My Grace is sufficient for thee.’

Grace means favor. What kind of favor ?
Favor is of many kinds.
Favor shown to the Miserable call Mercy.
Favor shown to the Poor we call Pity.
Favor shown to the suffering we call Compassion.
Favor shown to obstinate we call Patience.
But favor shown to the UNWORTHY we call GRACE.

"Being justified Freely by this GRACE" (Rom. 3:24).
You could be right.

Based on the Book of Adam and Eve, which was not included in the OT, they have 5 children: twins Cain and Luluwa, twins Abel and Aklia, and Seth.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Grace has 5 letters. Jesus has 5 letters - charis is the greek work for grace.. it also has 5 letters

Jesus has 5 names in Isaish 9:6

the old testament temple was built using stones that were 5x5

We are the new testament temple and God is chiipping away at US until we are 5x5

Paul gives us 5 Offices for the edification of the saints in Ephesians !!

In John chapter 5.. (grace) the man who could not walk.. Jesus administered Grace by speaking 5 words.. wilt thou be made whole ?


Jesus made him WHOLE by speaking 7 words.. RISE, take up thy bed and walk !!

there is much more in the bible than most people ever see. God is extremely clever in HIS BOOK he has hidden great treasures.. That is why proverbs chapter 2 says SEEK THE HIDDEN TREASURES !!
According to Jewish Tradition.. Adam & Eve had 55 children and Josephus verifies this also


The true meaning for the word Charis (grace) is... : The divine intervention of the heart and the reflection in the life.
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