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2017 February 2

Image 1: Celebrating the Birth (1664)
Jan Steen (c. 1626 - 1679)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Wallace Collection, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: The Expulsion of Hagar (1548)
Michiel van Coxcie (1499-1592)
Flemish Renaissance Style
Private Collection
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


Image 3: Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert (1880)
Jean-Charles Cazin (1840-1901)
Romanticism Style of Landscape Art Strongly Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Style
Musee du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Image Credit: Christ Images


Image 4: View of the Great Hungarian Plain with Draw Well (1853)
Karoly Marko the Elder (1791-1869)
Romanticism Style of Landscape Art
Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
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: Genesis 21 Isaac was born in accord with the LORD's promise and was circumcised; Abraham was 100 when this happened; and it was an occasion for laughter, amazement, and celebration for Sarah and all who heard about it (1-7).
     However, when Isaac was weaned, Ishmael mocked Isaac, which caused him and his mother to be expelled at the insistence of Sarah and with the approval of God, who reassured Abraham that he would take care of Ishmael and make a great nation of him (8-14).
     After Hagar left, she ran out of water in the wilderness and supposed that she and her son would die, but the angel of God showed her a nearby well; and thereafter God was with Ishmael, and he became a skilled archer and lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife from Egypt (15-21).
     Meanwhile, Abimelech made a covenant with Abraham (22-24). And, as part of that covenant, Abraham made an agreement with Abimelech that a disputed well would belong to Abraham; and Abraham called the place Beersheba (well of the oath) and lived there many days (25-34).
     [ Sermons: William Still 1. J. Rushton. William Still 2. Andrew Davis. Various. ]
     [ Illustration: Today's images depict the key events of today's chapter. Image 1 symbolizes the birth of Isaac. Image 2 depicts the expulsion of Hagar. Image 3 shows Hagar and Ishmael in the wilderness after their provisions had run out. Image 4 is of a well in a barren land, symbolizing the well which Abraham dug in the wilderness, and which Abimelech recognized, by treaty, as belonging to Abraham. ]


          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 21: [1] 1 Samuel 2:21. [2] Genesis 17:21; Genesis 18:10; Luke 1:13. [3] Matthew 1:2. [4] Genesis 17:12; Leviticus 12:3; Acts 7:8; Philippians 3:5. [6] Genesis 17:17; Genesis 18:12. [9] Galatians 4:29. [10] Galatians 4:30. [12] Romans 9:7; Galatians 3:16; Hebrews 11:18. [14] Genesis 25:6. [15] Numbers 20:5; Psalm 63:1. [16] Genesis 44:34. [17] 2 Kings 13:4. [18] Genesis 17:20. [19] Numbers 22:31; 2 Kings 6:17; Luke 24:16. [20] Genesis 39:2. [22] Genesis 26:28; Isaiah 8:10. [23] Joshua 2:12; 1 Samuel 24:21. [25] Genesis 26:15. [27] Genesis 26:28. [29] Genesis 33:8. [30] Genesis 31:48. [31] Genesis 26:18; Genesis 26:31. -- 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. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Pentateuch Detailed Outline:

Genesis Detailed Outline:

Genesis 21

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 the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
     8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptians, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
     15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard [attended to] the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer [excellent bowman]. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
     22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
     25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

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