Let’s begin!! Chapter 1 I am so excited for you to read this and say “Hey…I kind of get it”
Historical Records From Adam to Abraham
You need to dig into your memory bank!
Verse 1: Adam, Seth ,Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.
Verse 1-3- These are straight from Genesis 5. Read down the right side for the Hebrew meaning. (and the sentence it makes)
Verse 4- Noah’s 3 Sons
- Japheth– Gentiles (Me and You)
- Ham- (Pig)- Cursed Nation (Enemies)
- Shem-“S”-Salvation- Adam to Jesus
Genesis chapter 9 happened-remember Ham was the brother that disrespected Noah when he was drunk and naked- so his family line becomes the cursed nation
verse 17- Of the three sons, the one the Chronicler will focus on is Shem. This family line will continue all the way to Mary and the birth of Christ.
Red Circle: Joktan’s genealogy that is known in the Bible before “the earth was divided”- The scattering after the tower of Babel occurred.
Blue Circle: Peleg’s genealogy that is known in the Bible which continues down to the time of Christ
Verse 28: The Family of Abraham
V:35 Esau’s sons (see above)
V:38The people of Seir (before they were called Edomites, their pre-name was Seir)
V:43 The Rulers of Edom: So why are we talking about the ENEMIES of the Israelites.-The Edomites?
Well, first we need to know who they are…and who they are not!
- The Edomites are the family line of Abraham right? BUT are they in the family line of David? No. He might be Abraham’s grandson but Jacob stole the Covenant line. These were the kings that ruled when the Israelites whined…” we want a king like the other people do” in Judges. This was who they took their example from??
Phew! That was ALOT in chapter 1! Moving on. Does at least 20% make sense?? Then you are 20% ahead of where you were 112 days ago!
Chapter 2- Israel’s Sons. (Jacob’s Sons)
Do we start with SON #1 Reuben? NO- He slept with Dad’s Concubine!
Do we start with SON #2 Simeon? NO– He and his brother Levi told the Shechamites to get circumcised so they can marry into their family and then killed them all while they were healing to avenge the rape of their sister.
Do we start with SON #3 Levi? NO- Because of the above reason BUT they did redeem themselves at the golden calf debacle so they get to be the Priesthood
Do we start with SON #4 Judah? YES! Judah will be the one who gets the blessing of the Covenant!
(By the way, if we were together in person you would be laughing your butt off at me….I would be drawing and circling names all over the place….” Remember Onan….the pull and pray contraception guy”. HOT MESS I AM! Maybe we should ZOOM this lesson!!! Oh the Humanity!!!)
Also…If you really are reading these instead of skimming, you should recognize things like JOAB right above this and the brothers..we just read about this! (the translation on the above visual ‘Chelubai”=”Caleb”.
So here is the question…overall, can you look at the picture below and explain it? NOT every detail, but in general. Yes or No??