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||Ex 6:16-20; Jos 21:4, 10; 1Ch 6:3-15; Ex 28:1; Num 17; Heb 5:1-4,7; Ex 28,29; Ex 29; Lev 8; Ex 4:1-14, 27-31; 7:1-2; Ex 17:8-13; Ex 23; Deut 9:20; Num 12; Num 16; Num 17; Num 20:22-29; 33:38-39.
||Son of Terah (Gen 11:26-27).
Husband of Sarah (Gen 11:29).
Covenant relation with the Lord (Gen 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 15; 17; 22:15-18; Ex 2:24; Neh 9:8; Ps 105; Mic 7:20; Luk 1:68-75; Rom 4; Heb 6:13_15).
Mover to Egypt, nearly lost Sarah to Pharoiah (Gen 12:10-20).
Divided the land with Lot; Settled in Hebron (Gen 13)
Save Lot from four Kings (Gen 14:1-16).
Blessed by Melchizedek (Gen 14:17-20; Heb 7: 1-20).
Declared righteous by faith (Gen 15:6; Ron 4:3; Gal 3:6).
Fathered Ishmael by Hagar (Gen 16)
Name changed to Abram (Gen 17:5; Neh 9:7).
Entertained three visitors (Gen 18).
Promise a son by Sarah (Gen 18:9-15; 17:16)
Questioned destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18:126-33)
Moved to Gerar; nearly lost Sarah to Abimelech (Gen 20)
Fathered Isaac by Sarah (Gen 21:17; Act 7:8; Heb 11:11-12)
Sent away Hagar and Ishmael (Gen 21:8-21; Gal 4:22-30)
Covenant with Abimelech (Gen 21:22-32).
Tested by offering Isaac (Gen 22;Heb 11:17-19; Jas 2:21-24)
Sarah died; bought field of Ephron for burial (Gen 23)
Secured wife for Isaac (Gen 24).
Fathered children by Keturah (Gen 25:1-6; 1Ch 1:32-33).
Death (Gen 25:7-11).
Called servant of God (Gen 26:24).
Friend of God (2Ch 20:7; Isa 41:8; Jas 2:23). Prophet (Gen 20:7)
Father of Israel (Ex 3:15; Isa 51:2; Mat 3:9; John 8:39-58)
|Adam & Eve
GEN 2:18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." GEN 2:19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. GEN 2:20 And the man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. GEN 2:21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh at that place. GEN 2:22 And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. GEN 2:23 And the man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." GEN 2:24 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. GEN 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Eden, Garden of
The name of Eden is derived or originated either from the Hebrew root meaning “to be fruitful, plentiful” or from a Sumerian word meaning “steppe(A vast semiarid grass-covered plan, usually lightly wooded, as found in southeastern Europe and Siberia), or a flatland which is land that varies little in elevation. The biblical “Garden of Eden” motif occurs in three basic contexts: The second creation story (Gen 2:8-9, 15-16; 3:1-10, 23-24); a related, more myth logically oriented version of that story, concerning primeval times, which tells of a guardian angel who is later struck down by God because of his sins and wrongdoing (Ezek 28:12-16); and in two main similes-the first in an oracle of consolation referring to the rebuilding and recultivating of the land that had previously been laid waste (Ezek 36:35), and the second, in an oracle of rebuke alluding to the fertile condition of the land before its destruction (Joel 2:3).