Genesis Chapter 25 (Review)

 

  1. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

Then, Abraham took another wife…as old as he was…2nd official wife (3rd unofficial).

  1. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
  2. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
  3. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

Then he had the children above and grandchildren as well.

  1. And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

But out of all of them, Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.

  1. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Then he gave gifts. Ordinary gifts to his other kids and sent them away. Smh. From Isaac.

Verse 1 says Abraham took a wife, and here in verse 6, It states concubineS. So there were more women and more children.

  1. And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.
  2. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

The he lived up to 175 and died. Good old age.

  1. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
  2. The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Isaac and Ishmael came together to bury him on the very land he bought from Ephron….which was for burying anyway.

  1. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

After Abraham died, Isaac was blessed.

  1. Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
  2. and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
  3. and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
  4. Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

These were the sons of Ishmael.

  1. These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

God did tell Abraham that 12princes would come out from Ishmael. And he made it so.

  1. And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

Ishmael then died at 137

  1. And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

They lived in hostility towards all the other tribes. They just never get along with their kin. He died opposite his brethren.

  1. And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:
  2. and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

Isaac married Rebecca when he was 40.

  1. And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Rebecca was then barren, but Isaac requested/prayed, and God responded and she was pregnant. (Sarah was first barren, and now Rebecca).

  1. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord.

And the children -more than one…struggled…she wondered why and then went to ask of the Lord.

  1. And the Lord said unto her, two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people and the elder shall serve the younger.

And the Lord told her, two nations, two different kinds of people are in you, one is stronger. And the older will serve the younger one.

  1. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

And on the delivery day, twins were in her. First mention of twins.

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  1. And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

The first came out red…like cloth. And he was called Esau (hairy).

  1. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

While Esau was coming out, the second one within held unto his heel. And so he came out that way…and he was called Jacob. Jacob means ‘he grasps the heel…’ Which is a Hebrew term for deceit.
Isaac was 60 when they were born. Now Abraham waited 25years for Isaac and Isaac waited 20years for his boys.

  1. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

‘And time passed, and the boys grew…Esau was a hunter…man of the field like Ishmael…and Jacob was a plain man…dwelling in tents.

  1. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Isaac loved Esau. A major recognised reason here was because of deer meat. Rebecca loved Jacob…why? No reason. True love.

  1. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

Jacob sod pottage (thick soup/stew)….not yam…and Esau came back from the fields and he was faint. Which is not strange. It’s like his daily routine because he is a man of the field.

  1. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom [red].

So I assume he came in panting, and then asked for some red pottage. (Esau was -in the future called Edom…meaning red…because he was born red and had red pottage).

  1. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birth right.

And Jacob said… (Very creepy)…sell me today, your birth right. (It is very possible he heard about the promise of God with Abraham, and that could have been the reason for this). Back then, where they were, it was a normal practice to sell you birth right if you wished. Iit simply meant that you would get more inheritance.

  1. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birth right do to me?

Esau…who was still panting was like ‘dude, I’m too tired…I might die, what’s now this rubbish you’re saying. ‘Wet in concern birth right with food’ (what’s the link between birth right and food) abi/or will birth right feed me?

  1. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birth right unto Jacob.

And Jacob made him swear.

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  1. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birth right.

Then Jacob gave him the pottage of lentils (edible seeds) and even added bread on top.  And after eating, he stood up, and left.
He couldn’t hold his belly for just few minutes. What he does every day normally, and now, his birth right was gone.

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