The Lineage Of Shem Noah's Son
Shem begat Arphaxad, who begat Salah, who begat Eber, who begat Peleg, who begat Reu, who begat Serug, who begat Nahor, who begat Abram. Here we can review the promise to Abram.
What Is The Promise to Abram?
To this point we see that a particular lineage runs through the timeline of humanity. It's a lineage that, to date, has not been disproved (not for lack of trying on the part of disbelievers). As we enter into Abrams life we see things that we haven't seen earlier with others. First we see that God has a relationship with Abram that he didn't have with people in the past, as we will see.
Before we look into Abrams relationship with God let's understand the testament. Because we are talking about a testament, oath or a promise we must understand that two living beings are coming to terms and agreeing with each other. Therefore, the author (Moses) is writing about the promise between God and Abram. This promise of God to Abram was common knowledge to the Hebrews and was passed down through the generations by way of verbal communication. Therefore, when Abram agreed with God concerning the promise; he verbally passed the information on to his wife, all his household, including his man and maidservants. Furthermore, that included paid and slave, male and female servants of his household. It is important to remember that at this time Abram himself had no children with his wife Sarai. Interestingly, these people in Abram's household became children of Abram through the power of God's promise. Also note that Abram was not yet renamed Abraham. That promise that Abram told to his household which included all of the above people was this: Genesis 17.1 God told Abram: "1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said unto him, I am thee Almighty God; walk before me, and be perfect. 2: And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly. 3: And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4: As for me, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5: Neither shall thy name anymore be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6: And I will make the exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7: And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generation for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8: And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9: And God said unto Abraham, Thou shall keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10: This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11: And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12: And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of a stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13: He that is bought in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14: And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15: And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16: And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her… 19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear the a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him...Genesis 22.18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice." Once this promise was verbally transmitted to his people and the people followed by doing as they were told they became an unnamed nation and a unified people. Furthermore, there belief system was monotheistic. This people would come to believe in only one God. Included in God's promise to Abram are other promises that you need to be aware of. They are: God explains to Abram: that all the nations of the world will be blessed because of him (Abram) Genesis 22.18. Here too is another promise being fulfilled as we speak. Through this promise, people in all nations are blessed. Why? Because through this promise, a path is created, providing a savior and the redemption of all people throughout the world, to anyone who will accept it. Therefore, today, Abraham is universally accepted, recognized and documented as the Father of many nations and God fulfilled his promise to Abraham. Finally, this too, is a documented and undeniable fact in the archives of history. Now we move on to the Genealogy of Abraham.
Abraham's seed Isaac will have a covenant established with him as well, Genesis 26.2-5. "2. And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell the of: 3. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee; and unto thy seed, for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;"
Abraham's Genealogy Continued
"4. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries, and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. 5. Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
We see here, Abraham's promise is passed to his children. This ancient promise was and continues today to be closely watched by people of all nations of the world. What most people don't realize is that not only has much of this part of the promise been fulfilled: but we can point to many regions where Abraham truly is the father of the nations. Ishmael became the father of many Arab nations while Jacob was surnamed Israel and actually became the nation of Israel. Esau too, became a nation in the Arab territories. However it doesn't end there. Today we know that through Abraham's lineage a savior would be born as well. Causing people from every nation of the earth to enter into his promise. We see how God told Abraham to circumcise all the males of all ages in his household and all male children that enter into his household. If he did this then God would regard Abraham and his household as God's people. So, Abraham circumcised his household and immediately became God's people. God's promise to Abraham therefore was a promise made during what I consider to be a prehistoric period. Why, because it was verbally communicated and Moses' documentation is an historic compilation and accounting of the Hebrews history proven accurate by the sciences of today See the (Rosetta Stone ™ Mystery & Logic Volume 2). Now we can trace the lineage from here to-unfinished more to come!
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