5. God is Ignorant WRT Obvious Things


In several verses of the bible, gawd asks a question. If he were omniscient, he wouldn't have to ask any questions.

Genesis 3:8

And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord, amongst the trees of the garden.

Genesis 18:17

And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?

Genesis 18:20-21

And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and, if not, I will know.

Genesis 22:12

For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

Genesis 32:27

And he [God] said unto him [Jacob], What is thy name?

Numbers 22:9

And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Deuteronomy 8:2

God led thee these forty years in the wilderness ... to know what what in thine heart.

Deuteronomy 13:3

The Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God.

2 Chronicles 32:31

God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

Job 1:7, 2:2

And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Hosea 8:4

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not.

Jonah 1:3, 10

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD ... For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.