“As for me, behold my covenant is with thee, and thou shall be a father of many nations.” Gen 17:4 “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.” Gen 17:7 1996 BC Abraham became part of the covenant.  Gen 12:1-3 Symbol of covenant made by circumcision. Gen 17:12 Circumcise male children after 8 days (Blood coagulates after 8 days) Abram and Sarai lied to the Egyptians saying they were brother and sister. Gen 12:11-19 1866 BC Abraham was to sacrifice his son foreshadowing what was to come with Christ (God’s only Son). An angel stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son. God blessed him and his descendants because Abraham held nothing from the Lord God. Gen 22 Jacob = trickster or heel catcher. Jacob deceives his father and received the birthright and blessing of Isaac eventhough he was not the first born. Gen 27:27-29 Reuben Judah’s name means celebrated Time Line Scroll of God’s Plan for Man © 1999 Birth of Abraham Land covenant made for Israel. Abram changed to Abraham. Gen 17:1-10 Gen 15:18 Abraham = father of nations Sarai changed to Sarah. Gen 17:15 Sarah = princess Ishmael will be a great nation, but covenant established with Isaac. Gen 17:20-27 Ishmael came from Abram laying with Sarai’s maidservant Hagar. Gen 16:4,15 Isaac Esau Land of the Edomites. Gen 36:9-19 Strife will come to the Edomites in the last days. Eze 25:12-14, 32:29, Joe 3:19, Oba 1, Mal 1:4 Jacob Jacob was sent to Haran to take a wife not of the Canaanites. Gen 27:46-28:2 Jacob (renamed Israel  Gen 32:28) House of Israel establshed. Fathers the 12 sons that later founded the 12 tribes of Israel. Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Jacob saw the ladder from earth to heaven. He poured oil on the stone that was his pillow when he had the dream and then renamed the place Bethel (house of God). Gen 28:10-22 REFERENCE STONE Simeon Levi Dan Naphtali Gad Asher Issachar Zebulum Joseph Benjamin Judah From Joseph was born Ephraim and Manasseh. The blessing were given by Jacob. “...He shall push the people together to the ends of the earth.” Dut 33:13-17 Judah talked his brothers into selling Joseph to the Ishmaelites instead of murdering him. Gen 37:26-28 The House of Israel shall praise Judah. Your hand will be in the neck of thine enemies. Your father’s children shall bow down before you. The scepter (or king line) will not depart from Judah until Christ’s coming. Gen 49:1-2,8-12 “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offereing on one of  the mountains of which I shall tell you.” Gen 22:2 Go Back Abrahamic Theme Part 2 From Manasseh: Shall be a great nation. Gen 35:11, 48:16-20 REFERENCE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT From Ephraim: Shall be a company of nations. Gen 35:11, 48:16-20 REFERENCE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT