Bible Study Notes on Genesis 32 – 20161129

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Genesis 32:1  “…the angels of God met him” Doesn’t say if this was in a vision or dream or if Jacob saw the angels and they looked like the ones he had seen in his vision at Bethel years earlier.  Perhaps this was a reminder that God would keep His promises . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 32 – 20161129

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 31 – 20161128

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Genesis 31:1  “…heard the words of Laban’s sons…” Jacob was still looking after Laban’s flocks.  He must have heard rumors among the servants he had who had mingled with Laban’s servants.  Or someone may have simply told him that they heard Laban’s sons speaking of him.  The rumors had a ring . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 31 – 20161128

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 30 – 20161124

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Genesis 30:1  “…Rachel envied her sister…” Having children was of major importance.  A woman did not feel complete unless she was able to perpetuate the line.  Rachel was already in competition with her sister over Jacob.  Not having children, especially when Leah was already having several, just made it worse.

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Bible Study Notes on Genesis 29 – 20161122

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Genesis 29:1  “…came to the land of the people of the East” Doesn’t tell us how long this journey was.  Commentary said it may have been several hundred miles.  May have taken a month to get there.

4  “…Jacob said to them…and they said…” Obviously spoke the same language.  Probably not . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 29 – 20161122

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 28 – 20161120

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Genesis 28:1  “…You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan” It’s hard to know what transpired before now between Isaac and Rebekah and their sons.  I wonder if they ever shared with them God’s work in their lives and how important it was that they follow Him.  I . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 28 – 20161120

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 27 – 20161118

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Genesis 27:4  “…that my soul may bless you before I die” Passing on the birthright and blessing.  Commentary raised the question of whether Isaac was doing this even though he must have known God intended to pass on the promise through Jacob.  Hard to say.  Isaac may not have heard the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 27 – 20161118

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 26 – 20161115

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Genesis 26:1  “There was a famine in the land…Isaac went to Abimelech…” Commentaries suggest the name Abimelech is a title rather than a name.  Abraham had a covenant with an Abimelech of the Philistines earlier, so perhaps Isaac considered those in the town allies.  I wonder if he was also considering . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 26 – 20161115

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 25 – 20161113

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 25 – 20161113

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 24 – 20161111

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 24 – 20161111

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 23 – 20161108

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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…” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 23 – 20161108