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Bible History - History of the Patriarchs

  1. THEIR NAME
    1. Patriarch Refers to the Founding Fathers of Israel
    2. Bible References (Acts 2:29; Acts 7:8; Hebrews 7:4)
  2. THEIR IDENTITY (Genesis 12-50)
    1. Abraham
    2. Isaac
    3. Jacob (Israel)
    4. Twelve Sons of Israel
  3. THEIR TIME
    1. Fourth Dispensation (Innocence, Conscience, Human Government, Patriarchs or Promise)
    2. Lasted From the Call of Abraham (about 2100BC) to Death of Joseph (about 1800BC) –note: dispensation lasted until the giving of the law
  4. THEIR COVENANT –THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
    1. Its Promise
      1. A seed
      2. A nation
      3. A land
    2. Its Proclamation
      1. Genesis 12:1-3 (Abraham)
      2. Genesis 15:18-21 (Abraham)
      3. Genesis 17:1-8 (Abraham)
      4. Genesis 22:15-18 (Abraham)
      5. Genesis 26:2-5 (Isaac)
      6. Genesis 28:13-15 (Jacob)
      7. Genesis 35:9-12 (Jacob)
    3. Its Purpose – to establish a chosen people (Genesis 46:1-7, 26-27)
  5. THEIR CHRONOLOGY (given in years from creation)
    1. Birth of Abraham – 2,009
    2. Birth of Isaac – 2,109 (Genesis 21:5)
    3. Birth of Jacob – 2,169 (Genesis 25:19-26)
    4. Entrance Into Egypt – 2,299 (Genesis 47:7-9)
    5. Death of Jacob – 2,316 (Genesis 47:28)
  6. SONS OF ISRAEL
    1. To Leah
      1. Reuben
      2. Simeon
      3. Levi
      4. Judah
      5. Issachar
      6. Zebulon
    2. To Rachel
      1. Joseph
      2. Benjamin
    3. To Bilhah, Rachel’s Maid
      1. Dan
      2. Naphtali
    4. To Zilpah, Leah’s Maid
      1. Gad
      2. Asher
  7. WHAT REUBEN LOST (Genesis 49:3-4)
    1. He Lost His Double Portion (Deuteronomy 21:15-171 Chronicles 5:1; Genesis 48:5)
    2. He Lost His Spiritual Leadership (Numbers 3:11-13; Numbers 8:18)
    3. He Lost His Secular Rule (1 Chronicles 5:1-2; Genesis 49:8-10)
  8. THE TRIBES NAMED
    1. After the Exodus (Numbers 1:5-15,47-49)
      1. The standard Old Testament numbering of the tribes
      2. Levi not counted
      3. The sons of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) counted as two tribes
    2. In Revelation (Revelation 7:4-8)
      1. Dan replaced with Levi (Genesis 49:16-171 Kings 12:26-30)
      2. Ephraim replaced with Joseph (Hosea 4:17) –even though the tribe of Manasseh is also listed
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.