Bible Study Notes on Genesis 50 – 20170112

Genesis 50:1  "...Joseph fell on his father’s face..." Along with everything else, Joseph must have experienced a sense of closure.  He had lost his father when he was a teenager.  Now he had regained him and had been able to spend time with him for seventeen years before Jacob died.  Nothing could replace the years …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 49 – 20150110

Genesis 49:1  "...I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days" Jacob is dying.  He calls his family together to share information and prophecy.  Interesting that God chooses to do this as each of the patriarchs die. 4  "Unstable as water...he went up to my couch" Only God knows what Reuben might …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 48 – 20170109

Genesis 48:1  "...after these things..." Previous chapter tells us Jacob lived in Egypt for seventeen years, so approximately that amount of time has passed. 1  "...your father is sick..." Not just a passing illness, but an indication that Jacob's time of departure was drawing near. 2  "...Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed" …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 47 – 20170105

Genesis 47:1  "...Joseph went and told Pharaoh..." Introduction of his family to Pharaoh.  Wonder what all was going through Joseph's mind.  His actions seem to show that he understood that his family was not to assimilate in Egypt, but stay separate. 4  "...We have come to dwell in the land...the famine is severe in the …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 46 – 20170104

Genesis 46:1  "...came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices..." Stop along the way to worship.  He took time for God, and God used the time to share with him. 4  "I will go down with you to Egypt..." Can we fear to go anywhere on this planet knowing that God is with us as we go?  …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 45 – 20170101

Genesis 45:1  "...could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him..." Most likely an understatement.  I'm sure he had trouble keeping his emotions in check the whole time.  They're not mentioned until here, but there must have been attendants with him, other Egyptians.  He apparently didn't want to lose decorum in front of …

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