Bible Study Notes on Genesis 43 – 20161227

Genesis 43:2  "...when they had eaten up the grain..." Once they consumed what they had, the urgency returned.  Jacob will be confronted with the decision he didn't want to consider. 9  "I myself will be surety for him..." Judah actually shows some character.  Somewhat prophetic for him to be the guarantee for his brother. 11  …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 42 – 20161225

Genesis 42:1-2  "...Why do you look at one another...go down...and buy for us..." The famine which Jacob saw in Pharaoh's dreams has spread to other lands besides Egypt.  Jacob and his family are beginning to suffer.  Must have gotten down and depressed.  Sounds like Jacob's saying what are you doing just standing around, go down …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 41 – 20161220

Genesis 41:1  "...at the end of two full years..." Joseph has had to languish in the prison for two years.  Would be easy to say that things weren't ready for him until then.  But that seems to give more power to chance and circumstance than to God who could do anything, anytime.  However, the one …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 40 – 20161218

Genesis 40:1  "...after these things..." At some point after Joseph was put into the prison, and he had been put in charge of the other prisoners by the jailer. 3  "...he put them...in the house of the captain...in the prison...where Joseph was confined" Sounds like the prison where Joseph was confined was more of house …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 39 – 20161215

Genesis 39:2  "...he was a successful man..." Reminds me of Daniel.  Young man, away from home due to forces he couldn't control, had every reason to doubt God, but chose instead to be true to Him.  God rewarded that faithfulness.  I've often wondered why situations in my life weren't as successful as Joseph's and Daniel's.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 38 – 20161214

Genesis 38:1  "...at that time..." Have just seen Joseph sold into slavery.  Not sure how much time as passed, but shouldn't be long after. 2  "...daughter...Canaanite...Shua...married her..." Son of Jacob doing the same thing as Esau, intermarrying with the Canaanites. 6  "...took a wife for Er his firstborn..." Not sure of the marrying age, but …

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 37 – 20161211

Genesis 37:2  "...lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah..." The brothers were the sons of the two handmaidens.  I wonder if Joseph had been put in charge of them due to the standing of his mother as one of Jacob's primary wives.  It says he was feeding the flock with …

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