Genesis

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Noach – Understanding The World We Live In

Genesis 6:9-11:32 To better understand ourselves and the world we live in, we want to know our history - where we came from; how we got here; who are ancestors were; what they believed in; and the important things that happened to them. This part of Genesis does that for us. In it, Moses focuses on one man, Noah, and

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Genesis 34 and 35

This week Rabbi Loren lead the Bible Study. Last week's study was not recorded. Rabbi Loren's notes are below: Genesis 34-35 Jacob is one of the greatest men who ever lived. The Egyptians, one of the great civilizations of that time, gave him a funeral procession worthy of a king (see Genesis 50). He is one of the most important

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Valuable Lessons From The Story Of Genesis And Exodus

A lot of Christians ignore the Tenach (Old Testament). Maybe it’s because they’re not encouraged to read it; maybe the reason is that it doesn’t seem as relevant or important as the New Testament; maybe it’s because it’s longer and there are some things in it that are harder to understand or relate to, like the genealogies and details about

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Genesis 1:1-6:8 – Foundations For A Successful Life In This World And Eternal Life In The World-To-Come

Parasha Beresheet - In The Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8 Foundations For A Successful Life In This World Followed By Eternal Life In The World-To-Come Of the millions of books ever written, the Bible is the greatest book. It is unique. It is special. It is the most valuable of all books. It is the most beneficial of all books. Every chapter,

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Genesis 8:20-9:29

When Noach comes out of the Ark a new dispensation, a new period of time in salvation history, begins. This age begins with Noach and the Flood and ends with Abraham. It is a time of rest from God's wrath, which is what Noach means - rest or comfort. At the beginning of this new age there is a new

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Genesis 10-14

Chapter 10 gives us the beginning of the outworking of the blessing and cursing given to the three sons of Noach. From these three came seventy nations, who all spoke the same language. The descendants of Yafet settled in the areas around the Black and Caspian Seas, and migrated north and west toward Turkey and Europe. The descendants of Cham

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Genesis 15-18

Genesis 15 records a very important interaction between Abraham and the Lord. It takes place in a vision, but is nevertheless quite real. In spite of the sacrifices of leaving his country, home and relatives, and moving to a less populated land, surrounded by pagans; and having defeated a coalition of armies (perhaps they would regroup, return and try to

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Genesis 19

Sex is wonderful when it is used in the right way - within a life-long, committed marriage relationship, between a man and a woman. God specifically made us male and female. He designed us with differences in gender. He designed men to be men, and women to be women. He made us in such a way that there are physical

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Genesis 20-22

In chapter 20, father Abraham journeyed to Gerar, about 10 miles south of Gaza, which was in the territory of the Philistines. While he was there, he repeated the same deceptive story to the people of Gerar, that he had told the Egyptians - that Sarah was his sister - not his wife. As his sister, she was unmarried and

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Genesis 23-25

Chapter 23 begins with the death of Sarah. Sarah died at age 127, in Chevron, which is 20 miles south of Jerusalem. After Abraham mourned for her, he needed a place to bury her, and he bargained with the sons of Het. They were Hittites - descendants of Cham and Canaan (see 10:15). After some bargaining, Efron, the owner of

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Genesis 26

Chapter 26 records a famine that took place in the Land of Israel, and so Isaac went to the area of the Philistines, to the city of Gerar, where he had been earlier with his father and mother. That was where Abraham had claimed that Sarah was his sister, because he was concerned that there was no fear of God

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Genesis 27-28

In chapter 27 we are approaching the end of Isaac and Rebekah's life. Isaac was old, and his eyes failing, and before he died, he wanted to select his primary heir, and choose which of his two sons would be the recipient of the Covenant, and its blessings, made with Abraham and Isaac. The Lord had already made His choice

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Genesis 32-35 – Jacob and Esau

Father Jacob is a very special man. He is the heir of Isaac, who is the heir of Abraham, with whom God made a very special agreement that would bring salvation and blessing to the world. The Lord promised that through Jacob, He would create the Chosen People, through whom the knowledge of God that leads to salvation will come

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Genesis 41-45

Joseph is one of the greatest human beings who ever lived. He suffered much, and yet remained faithful. He had the authority to punish those who harmed him, but he forgave them. He was a very able leader and administrator. He was gifted by the Lord to interpret dreams. God used Joseph to keep the Chosen People alive, and save

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Genesis 46-50

Chapter 46 records Jacob's trip to Beersheva, where his grandfather Abraham had lived for a time. His father Isaac also lived there, and dug a well there, and built an altar there, and called on the name of the Lord. While there, Jacob offered sacrifices, which enabled him to draw nearer to the Living God. And God did draw nearer

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Genesis 29-31

One of the reasons why Isaac and Rebekah sent Jacob back east to their relatives was to make sure that he would marry well, someone who would help him accomplish the great tasks God was calling him to. They did not want Jacob to marry one of the women of the land, like Esav had, but rather someone from their

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Genesis 37-40

The history of the Chosen People continues with the focus on the life of Joseph. Joseph is one of the very best human beings who ever lived. He was a great man. God used Joseph to save the Chosen People from disaster, and also save the lives of thousands in Egypt. The circumstances of Joseph's life will cause the Jewish

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