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2017 January 24
Image 1: Abraham, Pater Multarem Gentium
("Abraham, Father of Many Nations"): in The Biblia Sacra Series (1964-1967)
Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
Abstract Expressionism, Symbolism, Surrealism Styles
The Park West Gallery, Southfield, Michigan, USA
Image Credit: Wikipedia
Image 2: Meggido Round Altar
Canaanite - Circa 2,500-1,800 B.C.
Image Credit: BibleIsTrue
Image 3: A Lady Receiving Visitors / or The Reception (1873)
John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876)
Orientalism Style of Academic Art
The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Image Source: Wikipedia
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Genesis 12 the LORD commanded Abram to leave his home and go where he sent him. The LORD promised to bless him, to make his name great, to make him a blessing, to bless those who blessed him, to curse those who cursed him, and to bless all the families of the earth in him (1-3).
Abraham then left Haran in Mesopotamia with his extended family and went to Canaan. His first stop was in Sichem (Shechem) where the LORD told him he would give Canaan to him and his seed. In response, Abraham built an altar to the LORD and moved south to a place near Bethel and Hai (Ai). There he built another altar to the LORD, after which he moved still further south (4-9).
When a famine arose in Canaan, Abraham moved to Egypt; but because his wife Sarai (Sarah) was very attractive, he told the Egyptians that she was his sister for fear that they might kill him to have her in Pharaoh's harem (10-13).
Pharaoh added her to his harem, thinking she was Abram's sister, and he rewarded Abram well for her (14-16).
However, the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house for having her. And, when Pharaoh found the truth, he rebuked Abram, returned Sarah, and sent them away (17-20).
[ Sermons: Eric Alexander. William Still. Various. ]
[ Illustration: Today's images illustrate key ideas in today's chapter. Image 1 symbolizes all of the unknowns about Abraham, despite the fact that he is so well known. Image 2 depicts an altar of the type and date that Abraham may have encountered in the land of Canaan to which he migrated. Image 3 depicts a harem, suggesting the atmosphere to which Sarah may have been introduced when she was taken into Pharaoh's harem. ]
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 12:  Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:8; Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18.  Genesis 11:27; Genesis 13:5; Genesis 14:12; Genesis 19:1; 2 Peter 2:7.  Deuteronomy 11:30; Judges 7:1.  Deuteronomy 34:4; Psalm 105:11; Genesis 13:4.  Genesis 26:1.  Genesis 26:7.  Genesis 20:11.  Genesis 20:2.  Genesis 20:14.  Genesis 20:18; 1 Chronicles 16:21; Psalm 105:14.  Genesis 20:9; Genesis 26:10. -- From the KJV Reference Bible ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Pentateuch Detailed Outline:
Genesis Detailed Outline:
7. Generations of Terah (Ge 11:27 - Ge 25:11) - 2296 - 1991 B.C. Canaan
("Now these are the generations of Terah" - Ge 11:27) - (An expansion of section 6)
Note: This generation centers on Terah rather than Abraham because all of Terah's descendants are important to Israel. The dates are from Terah's birth to Abraham's death.
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the nameof the LORD.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
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