What is the main language of the Old Testament? Hebrew
What is the main language of the New Testament? Greek
What are some of the unique properties of the Old Testament? Numeric value, literal, symbolic and spiritual meaning
What does Tzaddik mean? Righteous Man
What does the symbol look like? A person kneeling in prayer or praise. The final form of the letter looks like a person standing praising God.
A Brief Overview of the Life of Abraham Genesis 12-25
12. The Call of Abram, God’s Appearance at Shechem, Goes to Egypt the first record of the use of the half truth about Sarai
13. Lot and Abram Separated
14. Abram rescues Lot and Meet Melchizedek king of Salem
15. God gives vision to Abram
16. Birth of Ishmael (Abram was 86.)
17. Name changed (Significant) Circumcision given
18. God appears and warns of what will happen to Sodom and Gomorrah
19. Abraham Sees the Destruction
20. God calls Abraham a prophet Abimelech tells Abraham and Sarah not to use that half truth again
21. Birth of Isaac (Abraham was 100. Sarah was 91.) A treaty made with Abimelech
22. Abraham’s willingness to offer Isaac
23. Death of Sarah
24. Servant sent to get Isaac a bride. Rebecca is found.
25. Abraham remarries and dies at the age of 175
Encounters with Scripture
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
And he must needs go through Samaria.
A city—called Sychar—This city was anciently called Shechem. It seems to have been situated at the foot of Mount Gerizim, in the province of Samaria, on which the temple of the Samaritans was built. It probably got the name of Sychar, which signifies drunken, from the drunkenness of its inhabitants. This place is remarkable in the Scriptures:
1.As being that where Abram first stopped on his coming from Haran to Canaan.
2.Where God first appeared to that patriarch, and promised to give the land to his seed.
3.The place where Abram first built an altar to the Lord, and called upon his name, Genesis 12:7.
Encounter with Scripture part 2
John 8: 56-58
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Abraham Called To Make A Sacrifice
1: And it came to pass after these things, (After what took place in chapter 21. After many years) that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
God did tempt Abraham — Not to draw him to sin, so Satan tempts; but did try him, as the word here used signifies, to discover his graces, how strong they were, that they might be “found to praise, and honour, and glory. To prove him
2: And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
How old was Isaac? Hollywood always pictures him as between 12 and 15. He was between 25 and 33. The place where the sacrifice was to be made was the place the Jewish Temple was to be built. (Place where the animals were sacrificed for Adam and Eve)
3: And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4: Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
Things that happen on the 3rd day. Hebrew “The place” a name for God= God Strength. Hebrew “afar off” does not men in the distance but it is a time reference the means in the future.
5: And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you,
And come again He knew that he and Isaac was coming back.
6: And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7: And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8: And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Means God himself will become the lamb. How translations are made.
9: And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
Isaac was a willing sacrifice
11: And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12: And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
The Identity of the Angel of the Lord
13: And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
But a ram and not a lamb was caught in the thicket
14: And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Not God will provide but God will see to it. Yes there is a provision in it about God providing but it is more about God’s will being accomplished in the earth. Like Abraham knew he was going to come back down that mountain with Isaac. Not because he want it done but because God had already said Isaac was the child of the promise. God told him that way over in chapter 17. That was between 26 and 34 years. Earlier. In Isaiah 46, God said “My counsel shall stand.” Peter said that God is not slack concerning his promises.