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|Deut. 33:26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
Who rides the heavens to help you,
And in His excellency on the clouds.
27 The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He will thrust out the enemy from before you,
And will say, ‘Destroy!’
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 6: 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. Romans 6: 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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).
A land situated along the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean, bordered by the Red Sea on the east and Libya on the west. Its southern boundary altered in different periods. The territory falls naturally into two parts: Lower Egypt, which included the Nile Delta, and Upper Egypt, from Cairo southwards. In biblical times, as now, populated areas closely followed the Nile valley and its delta.
There are more details and information on the life and customs of the Egyptians in the Scriptures than on any other external country or people and several Egyptian words and titles found their way into the Bible. For example Joseph is given the Egyptian name “ZaphnathPaaneah”, (“the god speaks and he the one who bears the name lives”, Gen 41:45). Even the name of Moses is derived from the Egyptian verb “to be born”.
Children of Israel turned to Egypt in periods of crises or adversity. There was a great famine in the land and A’bram went down into the E’gypt to stay temporarily, for the famine was severe in the land.(Gen 12:10). Abraham was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.(Gen 13:2).
The oldest son of Cain and the world’s first city was named after him(Gen 4:17). He lived 365 years (some have suggested that he was a solar hero).