The narrative now takes leave of the rest of the Shemites, as well as the other branches of the human family, and confines itself to Abram. It is no part of the design of Scripture to trace the development of worldliness.
Who were his people? Abraham’s father was Terah of the city of Ur of the Chaldeans; and Genesis chapter eleven lists the forefathers of Abraham all the way back, to Shem, through nine generations, Noah’s son. Most who do not delve into Bible genealogy are not aware that Noah lived up unto just two years... Continue Reading →
Genesis 19:30-38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Lot and His Daughters 30 Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old,... Continue Reading →
Both Abraham and Sarah laughed when the angel announced that, they were to have a son when Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was 90. (Gen. 18:16–21:7) We can note from the account that Abraham was not rebuked for his laughing, but Sarah was, which she even tried to deny. Therefore, there is no... Continue Reading →
The standard of God is that there is no lying, which Exodus 20:16 makes all too clear, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” However, When Abram was forced to go down to Egypt, because of a famine, he “said to Sarai his wife, ‘I know that you are a woman beautiful in... Continue Reading →
At Genesis 11:28, we are told that “Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans.” However, Genesis 29:4 says of Jacob, who is enquiring about his relatives, “My brothers [polite address to shepherds], where do you come from?" They said, "We are from... Continue Reading →
Genesis 12:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Now Jehovah said to Abram, “Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. After Terah, Abram’s father, died, Abram is commanded to leave Haran. Genesis 11:26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 When Terah had... Continue Reading →