Bible Study Notes on Genesis 44 – 20161229

Bible Study Notes

Genesis 44:1  “…put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack” Not sure why he did this again since his steward has already told his brothers that he returned their money earlier.  Commentary suggests returning the money the first time was to show kindness to Jacob.  The second time was . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 44 – 20161229

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 43 – 20161227

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 43 – 20161227

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 42 – 20161225

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 42 – 20161225

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 41 – 20161220

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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, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 41 – 20161220

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 40 – 20161218

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 40 – 20161218

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 39 – 20161215

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 39 – 20161215

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 38 – 20161214

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 38 – 20161214

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 37 – 20161211

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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 . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 37 – 20161211

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 36 – 20161208

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Genesis 36:1  “…Esau, who is Edom” Given name of Esau, referred to as Edom or red.  Commentaries say reference to his color when he was born, but also possibly a reference to the red stew which he traded for his birthright.  His descendants are referred to as Edomites.

6-8  “…Esau…went to . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 36 – 20161208

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 35 – 20161206

Bible Study Notes

Genesis 35:1  “…go up to Bethel…” After all that had happened in the last chapter, God instructs Jacob to return to where he first met Him.  A good lesson for all to learn.  When we have messed up life by doing things our way and leaving God out, He is merciful . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 35 – 20161206