This is a VERY interesting chapter. Much happens, yet only the last segment really receives the limelight in most Sunday School and sermon teachings.
First off, Abraham remarries (Sarah having died). He then has a bunch more kids. Hands up if you also thought Abraham’s only kids were Ishmael and Isaac? Yep, me too! One of these kids was named Midian. Could he be the father of the Midianites, with whom Israel had a love/hate relationship with later on? (Moses found a wife among them, but Gideon defeated them in battle down the track). Continue reading
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This chapter is a very strange story. Abraham and Sarah pretend to be brother and sister. Abimelek therefore thinks Sarah is available and takes her for himself. God prevents him from having sex with her so that technically nothing wrong happens. Then He appears to Abimelek in a dream and tells him about it all and says to give Sarah back to Abraham and be glad that he hadn’t done anything wrong. Continue reading
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