Genesis

The Birth of Isaac and Hagar sent away (Genesis 21:1 – 21:21)

Abraham’s wife, Sarah, felt that at her advanced age, she could have no children so as was tradition for the time, she gave her handmaid, Hagar, to Abraham to conceive a son. Ultimately, Abraham and Hagar had a son that they named Ishmael. Unexpectedly, but as promised, God gave Abraham,…
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Abraham tells king Abimelech that Sarah is his sister (Genesis 20:1 – 20:18)

Abraham moved his family, likely in search of better pastures for his herds, to Negev (located between Kadesh and Shur). From Negev he moved to Gerar where he lived for quite some time. Once again, Abraham and Sarah (his wife) told everyone that Sarah was his sister (see here for…
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Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughters (Genesis 19:30 – 19:38)

Lot’s daughters conspire to sleep with him Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot was allowed to take his two daughters to the nearby city of Zoar. The Bible does not specify why Lot was afraid to live in Zoar but rather than live in the city, Lot fled to…
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The Separation of Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:1 – 14:24)

The story of the separation of Abraham and Lot After God rescued Abraham’s wife from the Pharaoh’s harem, the Pharaoh rewarded Abraham with riches (or more accurately, paid him to leave Egypt and take God’s curses with him).  Abraham and his nephew Lot returned from Egypt very rich men with…
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Abraham’s journey to Egypt (Genesis 12:10 – 13:2)

Abraham's Trip to Egypt After God delivered Abraham to the land of Canaan, God tested Abraham’s faith once again - this time Abraham faltered.  While Abraham had lived in Canaan, a great famine spread across the country.  Very little rain fell and with little water for the crops, food became difficult to find. …
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