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The Bible Archives
Jan 11, 2021
Genesis 1 - Creation #1 and Why the World Was Made
Play • 1 hr 3 min
The first rendition of creation according to the Jewish tradition.
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Jun 2, 2021
Genesis 20 & 21 - Abraham Incites a War & Ishmael Gets a Future
Genesis chapter 20 offers a complicated look at the character of Abraham and the nature of God; especially when the covenant still unfolds despite some questionable narratives. Genesis chapter 21 portrays division amongst Abraham's children and a very clear depiction of who the covenantal lineage will carry through.
1 hr 11 min
Apr 28, 2021
Genesis 18 & 19 - Sodom, Gomorrah, & Hospitality
Genesis 18 must be read before understanding Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham, as the first act of the covenant, practices extravagant generosity to three strange travelers. Abraham and God argue out what should be done if there are 10 righteous men, a village tribunal, in Sodom. Lot, who chose the prized land, does not have extravagant hospitality and, in fact, his village practices humiliation, dominance, and powerful violence toward the travelers. We also explore how this text has been read throughout history to help us understand how it ought to be read today.
Apr 28, 2021
Genesis 16 & 17 - Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael, & Circumcision
The covenant of Genesis continues and the question of the heir remains. Sarai concludes that the slave from Egypt, Hagar, is going to have to pass on the ancestry of Abram. Ishmael is born, conflict ensues, and Hagar is heard and seen by El-Roi. Genesis 17, in response to an heir being born by Sarai, leads to another major covenantal, symbolic ritual called circumcision. What is circumcision, why is it done the way it is done, and why is it so important for the covenant?