Gen 3:21 ,,,,,,, God made coats of skins.....

So here you are.  God himself!  You have created the universe, Angels, Adam and Eve, and now you have to make two coats for Adam and Eve so they can survive outside of Eden.  Do you think you can do better than loin cloths?  Can you do better than Isreal (Jacob)?  Better than Hannah?  How about better than Mary, Jesus' own mother?  I think the coats they made are a shadow of the coats God made for Adam and Eve.  How about you?

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Comment by Forrest Curo on 11th mo. 18, 2015 at 7:53pm

Didn't make them with enough fur in the first place (although Anne says He looked them over carefully, thought to Himself... "Something seems missing. Ah, I've got it! They just need a little furbelow".)  As if only Eden's climate would need to be considered -- but that tree & that snake, were those accidents?

Those leather coats were probably for colder weather.

Comment by James C Schultz on 11th mo. 19, 2015 at 9:04am

Here's some scriptures where Paul compares the body to a tent (Paul being a tent maker):

2Co 5:1  For we know that when this tent we live in---our body here on earth---is torn down, God will have a house in heaven for us to live in, a home he himself has made, which will last forever.
2Co 5:2  And now we sigh, so great is our desire that our home which comes from heaven should be put on over us;
2Co 5:3  by being clothed with it we shall not be without a body.
2Co 5:4  While we live in this earthly tent, we groan with a feeling of oppression; it is not that we want to get rid of our earthly body, but that we want to have the heavenly one put on over us, so that what is mortal will be transformed by life.

I like the prose of the King James version but it can be confusing.  Read the one of your choosing.  Read several versions.  Find one that speaks to you.

Comment by Forrest Curo on 11th mo. 19, 2015 at 1:53pm

A tent, for a Jewish guy, isn't necessarily just a tent:

"Ma Tovu (Hebrew for "O How Good" or "How Goodly") is a prayer in Judaism, expressing reverence and awe for synagogues and other places of worship.

The prayer begins with Numbers 24:5, where Balaam, sent to curse the Israelites, is instead overcome with awe at God and the Israelites' houses of worship. Its first line of praise is a quote of Balaam's blessing and is thus the only prayer commonly used in Jewish services that was written by a non-Jew. The remainder of the text is derived from passages in Psalms relating to entering the house of worship and preparation for further prayer (Psalms 5:8; 26:8; 95:6; and 69:14). In this vein is the prayer recited by Jews upon entering the synagogue.

English translation

How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!

[I would have said, not 'dwelling places' here, but 'shrines']
As for me, through Your abundant grace, I enter your house to worship with awe in Your sacred place.
O Lord, I love the House where you dwell, and the place where your glory tabernacles.
I shall prostrate myself and bow; I shall kneel before the Lord my Maker.
To You, Eternal One, goes my prayer: may this be a time of your favor. In Your abundant love, O God, answer me with the Truth of Your salvation."

Comment by James C Schultz on 11th mo. 19, 2015 at 2:06pm

Nothing is only what it seems to be.  This is what Peter has to say on the subject:

2Pe_1:13  Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
2Pe_1:14  Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.


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