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Genesis 17 – Circumcision and Promises

In Genesis 17, Abram’s name is changed to Abraham because

I have made you a father of many nations

God makes a promise to Abraham, promising a land and a people. Multiple peoples, in fact. God also introduces circumcision, to be a sign of the covenant made between God and Abraham. So if you’ve ever wondered why circumcision was initially conceived of, now you know! Continue reading

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Genesis 15

Really interesting chapter! Well. They all have been so far. The bible is just so full of amazing things :)

This is the chapter where God gives Abram the famous promise that his offspring will be as uncountable as the stars. Continue reading

Genesis 4

This is an interesting chapter. It starts with the story of Cain and Abel and then seems to be a randomly thrown together list of who marries who and gives birth to who, starting with Cain’s descendants and then backtracking back to Adam and Eve having another son to replace Abel. I guess it makes more sense in the context of people having longer lives back then. It’s not so weird to jump in the narrative between Adam and Eve and their great-grandchildren if Adam and Eve are still alive all this time. Continue reading