Bible Study Notes on Genesis 19 – 20161030

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Genesis 19:1  “…the two angels…” Since this is the continuation of the narrative from the previous chapter, these are most likely the two angels that continued on toward Sodom after speaking with Abraham.  In that case, the three that spoke with Abraham may have been these two and a pre-incarnate Christ, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 19 – 20161030

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 18 – 20161027

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Genesis 18:1-2  “…LORD appeared to him…behold, three men were standing…bowed himself to the ground” We’re not told what it was about the three men that made Abraham know they were from God.  Commentary suggests his actions of running to meet them and bowing to the ground show he knew they are . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 18 – 20161027

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 17 – 20161025

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Genesis 17:1  “…Abram was ninety-nine years old…” Thirteen years have passed from the end of the last chapter until now.  We’re not told about any communication between God and Abram during the elapsed time.  Abram’s been in the land twenty-three years.  Long time to wait for the promise, especially since the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 17 – 20161025

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 16 – 20161024

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Genesis 16:2  “…the LORD has restrained me from bearing…” Obviously this entire episode shows lack of faith in God, but I wonder about this statement.  It could have been just a statement acknowledging God’s sovereignty, but it could also be a subtle shot at God for not appearing to fulfill His . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 16 – 20161024

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 15 – 20161021

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Genesis 15:1-2  “After these things…Do not be afraid…I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward…what will You give me, seeing I go childless” We’re not told what Abram was thinking or feeling.  Can only go by what God says to him and what he asks of God.  He’s just gone through . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 15 – 20161021

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 14 – 20161019

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Genesis 14:1-4  Apparently there were quite a few city/tribes in the area of the Jordan plain near the Dead Sea.  Commentaries agree the intruders are from the east, the land of Shinar and the area south.  Interesting that the groups in the area around the land of Canaan were paying tribute . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 14 – 20161019

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 13 – 20161017

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Genesis 13:1  “…went up from Egypt…to the South” Up is usually either a higher elevation or northerly direction.  Land of Canaan is a higher elevation than Egypt.  Entered into the southern part of the land.  Actually moving east and northeast.

2  “Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 13 – 20161017

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 12 – 20161013

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Genesis 12:1-3  “…To a land that I will show you…I will make you a great nation…in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” The Abrahamic covenant.  God told Abram to leave his country and extended family and go to a land that He would show him.  For His . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 12 – 20161013

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 10 & 11 – 20161012

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Genesis 10  Listing of the descendants of Noah through his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  The chapter lists some areas where the descendants migrated and settled.  Checked other sources for explanation of the location names and found some confusion over directions and families.  Important information from chapter 10 is: 1)  All . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 10 & 11 – 20161012

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 9 – 20161010

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Genesis 9:1  “…Be fruitful and multiply…” 1-7 begins similar to Genesis 1:28 where God told man to subdue the earth and have dominion over all creatures.  However, now things are different.

2  “…fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast…” Instead of having dominion over the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 9 – 20161010