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Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

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I have no idea how well the Hebrew text will show up here. “Ayyeka!” God called to the man. This is the only time God asks this specific question in the Bible, with a second person masculine singular object. The next time this word is used, God is asking “Where is Abel your brother?” “Ey Hevel Akhika?”

These questions have always interested me. Why is God asking questions to which He already knows the answers? The questions are not rhetorical, He expects an answer. What He receives instead in both of these cases is an excuse.

In total, the question word “where” is used 39 times in 37 verses in the Hebrew Old Testament. One other use that caught my eye was Job 2:2. God asks Satan “Where have you come from?” I just love the next question He asks “Have you considered my servant Job?”

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Today is the start of a new habit. I have been blessed with an upgrade to Logos 5 as a Christmas present. I am now taking upon myself to use this tool every single day, and to blog about it as evidence. This idea has several goals:

1. To ensure daily Bible reading. I already set up a plan, set to end on December 11th, 2013. No more waiting until January 1st, or at least the first of some month to start something, this time I’m just going to do it. I have never successfully finished a “year through the Bible program”. I hope to change that.

2. To ensure daily Bible study. Reading is not enough. I want to dig in (and dig a little deeper) to God’s Word, in order to share it with others. I want to use the skills I’m acquiring in Greek and Hebrew for more than just completing homework.

3. To share with you. I am learning a lot over here in Ukraine, and I want to share it more often with you. These blog posts are going to be short, extremely short, but I hope it will be better than not having a post.

4. To organize my time. Because this is important to me, I have set aside 2 Pomodoros every day for this task, 1 Pomodoro for study, 1 for blogging about it.

If you feel these posts are an absolute waste of your time, then you are of course free to ignore them. But I hope that you won’t.

Let’s dig a little deeper in the storehouse.
-Bob

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Web Developer / Pastor in Training

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

  1. thanks!

    Posted by marci bunn | December 12, 2012, 10:08 pm
  2. Amen, Bob! I can’t keep up with my 250 plan so I need to modify it so I can more effectively read through the Bible! You just inspired me to re-calibrate!
    MARANATHA!

    Doug

    Posted by Douglas Clark | December 12, 2012, 10:49 pm
  3. Thank you, Bob.

    Posted by Vova | December 12, 2012, 11:06 pm
  4. loving seeing the logos 5 screen pics and ur organization skills! thanks again!

    Posted by marci | December 19, 2012, 3:12 am

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