Bible Study Notes on Genesis 25 – 20161113

Genesis 25:1  "Abraham again took a wife..." Much debate is listed in the commentaries as to when this occurred, before or after the death of Sarah.  Some are concerned that it had to be before since he would have been too old to have children.  Others say it had to have been after since the …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 24 – 20161111

Genesis 24:2  "...oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had..." Probably Eliezer of Damascus that is mentioned in chapter fifteen.  Without a son, Abraham says he would be the heir.  Nothing is ever mentioned of strife or unfaithfulness in regard to him even though he surely knew he was in line …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 23 – 20161108

Genesis 23:2  "...Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron)..." Not told how much time has passed between the events of the last chapter and now.  They were at Beersheba when last mentioned.  They are now at or around Hebron. 9  "...Let him give it to me at the full price..." Give it to me …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 22 – 20161107

Genesis 22:1  "...God tested Abraham...said to him, 'Abraham!'...Here I am" Some Bible translations use the term tempted instead of tested.  Tested is a better translation.  God doesn't temp man to sin.  And in this case, God was telling Abraham to do something specific as a test of his faith, not enticing him to do wrong.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 21 – 20161104

Genesis 21:2  "...at the set time of which God had spoken..." Several previous time references seemed to point to the end of a normal human gestation.  This one suggests that God gave them a more specific time frame.  At any rate, God fulfilled His promise just as He said. 3  "And Abraham called the name …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 20 – 20161102

Genesis 20:2  "...Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 'She is my sister'..." After all that has happened, including the disaster he had when he tried this before, Abraham still does not seem to trust God to take care of him.  You would think, even if he didn't trust God, he would have more faith in …

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