Generation

The word generation is another word that has been misunderstood in scripture. Sometimes it is translated from the Greek G1074. That is associated with age as in a period of time. Sometimes it is translated from G1085 which means kin. A few times it is translated from G1081 which is fruit with a root word of offspring. The actual source Greek word is where we get the English word for genetics. In the Hebrew it is more common to find it translated from a couple words that mean age as in a period of time of the life of a people.

One of the definitions for generation may be less known. “All of the offspring of about the same stage of life from a common ancestor.” It seems that the ideas of kin and age are connected. When one sees the word generation in scripture it is important to remember that it is referring to a common group of people, family line or race.

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