From Ur to Haran, but No Further…

3/26/13 “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… Read More

God Gets the Glory…Great Things He Has Done

“And Abram and Nachor took to themselves wives. The name of the wife of Abram was Saray and the name of the wife of Nachor was Milkah — the daughter of Haran who was the father of both Milkah and Yiskah. And it came to pass that Saray was infertile and had no child of… Read More

The descendants of Terach

“These are the descendants of Terach. Terach begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran and Haran begat Lot. Haran died before the face of Terach, his father. It was in the land of his descendants, in Ur of the Kasdiym.” (Genesis 11:27-28)   As we have mentioned, the scriptures are transitioning us from the life of Noah… Read More

The Genealogy brought to a Close…

“And it came to pass that Nachor was twenty-nine years old he begat Tarach. And after Nachor begat Terach, he lived one-hundred and nineteen years and begat sons and daughters. And it came to pass that Terach had lived seventy years. He begat Abram, Nachor, and Haran.” (Genesis 11:24-26)   And the bridge has now… Read More

The Snorter…

“And it came to pass that Serug was thirty years old and he begat Nachor. And Serug lived two-hundred years after he begat Nachor and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:22-23)   Some names in the Bible are more flattering than others. This one is not one of the more flattering ones… Nachor literally… Read More

Serug

“And it came to pass that Reu lived thirty-two years and he begat Serug. Reu lived two-hundred and seven years after he begat Serug. And he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:20-21)   And the pattern continues. Sometimes we can get a little weighed down by lists of genealogies like this, but do remember always… Read More

Reu the Companion in Death

“And it came to pass that Peleg was thirty years old and he begat Reu. And after he begat Reu, Peleg lived two-hundred and nine years. And he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:18-19)   Here we find the first real indications that the effect of the Fall upon our lifespan is progressive, for Peleg’s… Read More

The Dividing Peleg

“It came to pass that Eber had lived thirty-four years and he begat Paleg. After Eber begat Peleg, he lived four-hundred and thirty years and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:16-17)   Like Shelach, we find Peleg presented with two sets of vowel, which again should not cause us to stumble greatly as we… Read More

Eber…

“It came to pass that Shelach had lived for thirty years, and he begat Eber. And after he began Eber, Shelach lived another four-hundred and three years and he begat sons and daughters.” (Genesis 11:14-15)   And here the pattern continues. At times this may seem to get redundant, but the presence of these genealogies… Read More

Shelach…

“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