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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 18

First of all, who were the other two men with the Lord??? Add that to my list of questions for Jesus. We may never know the answer to that, but Abraham definitely recognized the Lord, so that’s the most important thing we need to know. Second, why is the story of Sarah laughing silently to… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 18

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 17

I’ve always heard of the covenant between God and Abraham, but I never fully took a good look at it and considered what it means. The covenant required some give and take from both parties. God gave Abraham and his descendants land, and all the males gave up their foreskins. Pause. Ponder a moment. Realize:… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 17

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 16

How would you feel if you had a son who you knew would be wild and hated by everyone in his family? We have to remember that not only are we talking about Abram’s family but Hagar’s as well. Hagar’s story is a hard one for me to comprehend. Ishmael’s birth divided Abram’s family, and… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 16

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 15

Abram has just conquered the kings in most of his immediate surroundings. Ironically, he wouldn’t have even gotten involved if not for Lot being captured. Even so, he’s now loaded, powerful … and childless. God promises to fix this. (I felt a little sorry for Eliezer of Damascus. Just missed an inheritance by a hair!)… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 15

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 14

Who is Melchizedek? Someone asked this question years ago during a Bible study, and I’ve been pondering it ever since. If I remember correctly, the Bible study focused on a parallel between Melchizedek and Jesus. The proposed theory was that Melchizedek was some sort of mysterious yet holy king, and that’s why Abram gave him… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 14

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 13

Holy. Holy. Holy. Holy moly, this is the holy land! After Abram gets kicked out of Egypt, he heads back to Canaan with all his loot and family members. Remember, Canaan is where his relatives live. Granted, they are cursed and wicked relatives, but still, they are family. We all have some black sheep, right?… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 13

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 12

So, dear Abram is in Haran, where his father Terah took him, his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot to escape the horrible situation in Ur of the Chaldeans (Babylonians … sinful people). Terah had set out for the land of Canaan, which was cursed but still occupied by his relatives. He never made it,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 12

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 11

Chapter 11 is divided into two seemingly unrelated stories. First, we have the Tower of Babel. Then, we skip to Shem’s descendants, which I’m thankful for because in the previous chapter I’d wondered what was so special about Peleg. Chapter 11 answers that question completely. But why the mixture of Shem’s ancestry with the Tower… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 11

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 10

We don’t really know what was so special about Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, but we do know that they have God’s blessing, and he has deemed them worthy of being remnants who will continue all humanity. No pressure. Verse 1 of Chapter 10 says many children were born to these three gentlemen. I… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 10

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9

Poor Canaan. Cursed from the get-go. Not all is lost, however. God promises never to destroy the earth again by flood and introduces the rainbow as a symbol that he will keep his promise. Why don’t we close deals with rainbows? That would be way more fun than a signature and a handshake. Chapter 9… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9