Swearing

“So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord and he swore to him on these matters.” (Genesis 24:9)   Isn’t it interesting how there seems to be such a different emphasis in the Old and the New Testaments when it comes to swearing an oath. Here we find Abraham requesting… Read More

Swearing an Oath

“And Abraham said, ‘I swear.’” (Genesis 21:24)   My mother always told me that it wasn’t nice to swear… Of course, she was talking about something a little different than what Abraham is doing at the moment. In this case, Abraham is taking an oath and promising an alliance between himself and Abimelek. Yet, doesn’t… Read More