Friday, March 19, 2010

Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 20

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapter 20. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

20:1-2 – This is the second time Abraham claimed Sarah was his sister. Why would he commit the same sin again after the disastrous results last time. See chapter 16.

20:4 – Keeping Abimelech away from Sarah was crucial so there would be no doubt as to Isaac’s parentage!

20:14 – Abraham’s wealth increases even more.

20:16 – When Abimelech confronts Sarah, he says, “I am giving your brother a thousand shekels…” Is the use of the term “your brother” intended to let her know that he was aware of her participation in the deception? Or simply to make public restitution as stated?

Shekels – this was a unit of measure at the time. Coins weren’t minted until the 7th century B.C. (NIVSB)

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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