“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”

Old Testament Lesson 12 (Genesis 40–45) JOSEPH BECOMES A RULER IN EGYPT Interpreting the Butler’s Dream While imprisoned in Egypt, Joseph interpreted the dreams of two fellow prisoners—the chief butler and the baker. One of them, the chief butler, was destined to be set free and his dream revealed this. ● The butlers dream (Genesis [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-06:00March 18th, 2019|

“How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”

Old Testament Lesson 11 (Genesis 34; 37–39) INTRODUCTION Hartman Rector Jr. said: "The story of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was called Israel, is a vivid representation of the great truth that 'all things work together for good to [those] who love God.' (Rom. 8:28). Joseph always seemed to do the right thing; but [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-06:00March 11th, 2019|

“Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant”

Old Testament Lesson 10 (Genesis 24–29) INTRODUCTION The Time of These Events — Isaac was born approximately 1900 BC. — Isaac was forty years of age when he married Rebekah. — Jacob and Esau were born twenty years later, or about 1840 BC. — Jacob’s flight to Padan-aram, or Haran, likely occurred about 1800 BC. [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-06:00March 4th, 2019|

“God Will Provide Himself a Lamb”

Old Testament Lesson 09 (Abraham 1; Genesis 15–17; 21–22) Abraham Is Nearly Sacrificed to an Idol ● The Chaldeans and the Egyptians (Abraham 1:1). Ur, the birthplace of Abraham, is 875 miles from Egypt. Nevertheless, it appears that in the days of Abraham they shared religious beliefs and practices. Elkenah was also the priest of [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-06:00February 25th, 2019|

“Living Righteously in a Wicked World”

Old Testament Lesson 08 (Gen 13–14; 18–19) INTRODUCTION Abraham's was raised in Ur of Chaldea, in present-day southern Iraq. He was led by the Lord to settle in Haran, far to the north near Mt. Ararat where Noah’s ark had landed (Genesis 11:31; Abraham 2:1-5). Some of his kinsfolk remained in Haran. But the Lord [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-06:00February 18th, 2019|

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