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2017 January 25
Abraham's Parting from the Family of Lot (1655-1665)
Jan Victors (1619-1679)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ 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 13 Abram and Lot part from one another. Before their separation they came up out of Egypt where they had gone to escape a famine in Canaan; and they returned first to the southern part of Canaan (1).
Abram was very rich -- possibly, in part, from gains he made in Egypt. He went to Bethel, where he had been before, to an altar he had made previously; and there he called on the name of the LORD (2-4).
However, the area could not support the flocks of Lot and Abraham, and strife broke out between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. The forage was insufficient, and the water may have been insufficient as well. The herds and flocks overgrazed the land, or, perhaps, may have been near to doing so (5-7).
So Abram asked Lot to choose whatever grazing area he wished. Lot chose the Plain of Jordan in the direction of Sodom and Gomorrah while Abram stayed in Canaan. Some commentators see Lot's action as greedy and inconsiderate. That is plausible, but it is unclear form the text (8-13).
Then the LORD told Abram that he would give Canaan to Abram and his seed for ever and that he would make his seed as innumerable as the dust of the earth. He then told Abram to walk through the land and see what the LORD had given him. So Abram moved to the Plain of Mamre in Hebron and built an altar to the LORD there, his third (14-18).
[ Sermons: William Still. Andrew M. Davis. Various. ]
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts the main incident in today's chapter, the parting of Abraham and Lot. ]
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 13:  Genesis 24:35; Psalm 112:3; Proverbs 10:22.  Genesis 12:7.  Genesis 11:27; Genesis 12:4; Genesis 14:12; Genesis 19:1; 2 Peter 2:7.  Genesis 36:7.  Genesis 26:20.  Philippians 2:14.  Genesis 20:15; Genesis 47:6.  Numbers 32:1; Deuteronomy 34:3; Genesis 2:8.  Genesis 18:20; Ezekiel 16:49; 2 Peter 2:6.  Genesis 28:14.  Acts 7:5.  Genesis 26:4; Exodus 32:13; Numbers 23:10; Deuteronomy 1:10; 1 Chronicles 27:23; Jeremiah 33:22; Romans 4:16; Hebrews 11:12.  Genesis 35:27; Genesis 26:25. -- 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 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.
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