Thank you Here’s what I have so far:
Genesis 5:24 (NAB) “Then Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer here for God took him.”
Genesis 6:9-10 (NAB) “These are the descendants of Noah. NOah, a good man and blameless in that age, for he walked with God, begot three sons: Shem, Ham and Japeth.”
Genesis 9:29 (NAB) “The whole lifetime of Noah was nine hundred and fifty years; then he died.”
2 Kings 2:11 (NAB) “As they walked on conversing, a flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.”
So…we have one “walked with God” who was taken up to heaven, one “walked with God” who died, and one taken up to heaven, no mention of “walked with God”.
Okay, I’m getting a better grasp on this. Sorry if I don’t seem to be communicating effectively. With this bible study in particular, I read the commentary and it seems (to my brain at least) to be making connections that either I just don’t get or I make connections that are not really there (as above). Either way, they tend to dance around in my head with understanding just beyond my grasp.
Obviously, I get the up front idea that these were holy men, the phrase indicating their close personal relationship with God, and that two of them did not die but were rather taken up by God. I just felt there was an underlying significance to the phrase “walked with God” that I might have been overlooking. Or it could just be a reflection of my past experiences where I had always thought something was one way … only to find out through study that there was a whole background meaning that I had never been aware of. (Such as the tearing of the curtain when Jesus died).
Thanks again for putting up with me. I’m very much an ignorant beginner when it comes to scripture, and I know I don’t always communicate well