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Inbreeding: There Are Consequences (Gen. 25-27)

Genetic diversity and the consequences from the lack thereof is probably the most under appreciated lesson found in Genesis. The origins of humanity must begin with some sort of incest, since it begins with one man and one woman. It’s … Continue reading

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Jacob & Esau: Twins For a Reason (Gen. 25-26)

Jacob and Esau, the twin sons of Isaac (himself the son of Abraham), never got along. Even while they were in the womb Genesis informs us they quarreled (Gen. 25:22). But the most important thing, the Bible makes clear, is … Continue reading

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But What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Gen. 26)

Isaac stays in Gerar per God’s request. Once the men start asking about his beautiful wife, Rebekah, he pulls a classic straight from Abraham’s playbook: When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is … Continue reading

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Isaac, Abraham, and Child Sacrifice (Gen. 22)

I think, no matter what our moral/ethical/religious differences these days, we can, most all of us with scant few exceptions, agree that sacrificing your child is wrong. Just plain ole’ a very bad thing to do. And doing it because … Continue reading

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It’s Just His Lot in Life (Gen. 19)

Lot, Lot, Lot. Where to begin? I’ve always been particularly fascinated with the character of Lot in Genesis. I’m not exactly sure why, but perhaps it’s because he always seems to be on the margins of the story. And perhaps … Continue reading

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Next Time Get It In Writing (Gen. 22)

God reassures Abraham that it’s okay to dismiss Hagar and Ishmael for a couple reasons: Abraham’s offspring will be reckoned through Isaac, and Ishmael will get his own nation (Gen. 21:12-13). Thus ended the drama of how God would hold … Continue reading

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