Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 68 (Key verses: Gen 22:20-23; Gen 23:1-20)
In our previous discussion we saw how God intervened to save Isaac’s life after God revealed Abraham’s obedient heart of faithfulness to His commandments. The scripture says Abraham received Isaac back from the dead in a figure as he already accepted Isaac’s death (Heb 11:17-19). After this event on mount Moriah as recorded in Genesis 22, the scriptures added a few names in the last section of this chapter which seem to have no relation to this trial of Abraham’s faith. But this all prepares us for what is about to take place in Abraham’s household:
Gen 22:20-24 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
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