“When Arpakshad lived thirty-five years he begat Shalach. Arpakshad, after he begat Shelach, lived four hundred and three years and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:12-13)   When reading these genealogies, I often get asked why some of these Old Testament saints waited so long to have children. Thirty-five perhaps is not terribly old,… Read More

Prelude to Abraham… Shem

“These are the descendants of Shem: when Shem was a son of one-hundred years, he begat Arpakshad — two years after the deluge. And Shem lived, after he begat Arpakshad, five hundred years and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:10-11)   Essentially, this list of genealogies picks up where the genealogies in Genesis 5… Read More