By Works of Faith Avraham was Reckoned Righteous

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in The Patriarchs' Saga

Two apostles have made seemingly contradicting statements whether Avraham was declared righteous by works of faith or his faith alone was reckoned for righteousness. From the very beginning, righteousness was the state in which man was first created in the image of the Creator, but it was lost due to his works in opposition to His will. Yes, there was readiness expressed in the will of Adam, but his works made him lose his stand before the Creator and consequently to lose...

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Why did God Choose Abraham over Job?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in The Patriarchs' Saga

Avraham (Abraham) and Iyov (Job) were righteous men, but why did God choose Abraham over Job? Both Avraham and Iyov were descendants of Shem and both were found righteous men (Gen 15:6 and Iyov 1:1), but God chose Avraham to make him a father of many nations as He told Avraham, not Iyov, to leave his land to make His Covenant with him. Iyov was known in Israel as a recognized righteous man, for Ezekiel and Ya’akov (Eze_14:14, Jam_5:11) wrote about him. He was as...

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Jacob Wrestled with an Angel. The Consequence of Struggling with YHVH

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in The Patriarchs' Saga

Something odd happened when Ya’akov (Jacob) remained alone that night: Jacob wrestled with an angel until the breaking of the day. What did exactly happen when Jacob wrestle with an angel of YHVH? Was that wrestling at all? Twenty years went by and Ya’akov left the land of Paddan Aram where he served Lavan his father-in-law (Gen 31:41). He headed for the land of Canaan with all his household, servants, and livestock. On his way the messengers of Elohim joined...

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Did YHVH Tell Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in The Messiah, The Patriarchs' Saga

In the story of the banishment of Ishmael in Genesis 21, YHVH told Avraham that in his son Yitschak (Isaac) his seed was called (Gen 21:12), but in Gen 22:2 YHVH seems to have turned the promise upside down when He told Avraham to sacrifice Isaac. And in the culmination of the story in Gen 22:12, it seems that YHVH “changed” His mind again when He told him not to sacrifice Isaac thus having created another internal challenge for Avraham. And He said, “Take your...

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The Father and Mother of Many Nations

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Patriarchs' Saga

And no longer is your name called Avram, but your name shall be Avraham, because I shall make you a father of many nations. And I shall make you exceedingly fruitful, and make nations of you, and sovereigns shall come from you. (Gen 17:5-6) Avram in Hebrew, אַבְרָם, is an acronym of av ram, and is a contracted form of another Hebrew name, אֲבִירָם aviram: אָב av, father and the verb רוּם room, to be high, to rise or raise, to bring up, exalt (self), to lift up. The literal...

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Did Avraham Observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in The Appointed Times of YHVH, The Patriarchs' Saga

According to the tradition, Avraham celebrated Passover with an unleavened bread. While the term Peisach, Passover, was first used for the Passover lambs slaughtered by the Israelites in Egypt, Avraham did celebrate a feast, in which he ate an unleavened bread, hundreds of years before the Festival of the Unleavened Bread was even constituted at Sinai. So, was the law of Passover and the Festival of the Unleavened Bread given to Avraham, before it was given to Israel in...

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How Old was Isaac When Abraham Offered Him?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in The Patriarchs' Saga

 From the popular Bible movies we got used to see the little Isaac carrying a bunch of dry sticks before he was offered for sacrifice. But how old was he? Can we know? The Torah tells us that Yitshak (Isaac) was old enough to walk, to observe the world around him, to reason for himself, and to carry a bundle of cut wood up a fairly rugged and steep mountain for three days. And last but not least, he was also old enough to be responsible for his actions and decisions. Per...

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Did Really Ishmael Mock the Little Isaac?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Prophecy Insight, The Patriarchs' Saga

  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. (Gen 21:9) Elohim told Avraham in Gen 15:13-16 that his seed was to be sojourners in a land that was not theirs, and would serve and be afflicted for 400 years. And this is interpreted by many that Israel was in Egypt 400 years. However, in Exo 12:40-41 we see that the sojourn of Israel in Egypt was 430 years. Is there any contradiction in the Scripture and how does Ishmael’s...

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Did God Lie to Abraham?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study, The Patriarchs' Saga

  And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my master being old too?” And Yehovah said to Avraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I truly have a child, since I am old?’ Gen 18:12-13 וַתִּצְחַ֥ק and mocked שָׂרָ֖ה Sarah בְּקִרְבָּ֣הּ within herself לֵאמֹ֑ר saying אַחֲרֵ֤יAfter בְלֹתִי֙I am worn out הָֽיְתָהshall exist לִּ֣יfor me עֶדְנָ֔הpleasure וַֽאדֹנִ֖יand my lord זָקֵֽן[being] old צָחַק tsah-khak’ to poke, mock...

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