a: Collective noun ~
b: the word people

What: "Now we get into something a little tricky because the word seed is a collective noun. A collective noun is like people - it can refer to a small group or a large group, a crowd. It is a singular noun, but it has a collective meaning. Seed can be singular or plural. It is singular in the sense of apple seed or individual seed, or it can talk about all the descendants of somebody meaning the descendants of Abraham. Here Paul makes a point out of the fact that the word Seed is singular, and so the promise is to a Seed singular. "...He does not say, 'And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, 'And to your Seed,' which is Christ." He applies the promise of blessing ultimately to the person of Jesus Christ."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Oct 11 2013 3:45 PM

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