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3 Days, 3 Quotes - Day 1

As you may know, I am not able to participate in awards or challenges the way I used to although it is so much fun. But no matter how limited my time may be I could never leave out a quote challenge. 230 woorden meer

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Genesis Twenty One

Genesis 21:1-34

So Abraham was about 75 when God first told him that a son coming from his own body would be his heir (Genesis 15). 353 woorden meer

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Abraham and Happiness

Gen 12:1-3  Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 

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In spite of our weaknesses and shortcommings …

I have been reading Genesis 20 over and over without any commentary. I wanted to understand both Abraham and Sarah’s joint behaviour. Who is the real hero in the story, who deserves the Oscar for his or her performance? 1.020 woorden meer

Inspirational Thought

Jacob Was No Abraham

Abraham wasn’t perfect, but he was pretty amazing.

Leave your home, God said. Abraham’s response: Where to? Just go until I tell you to stop, God answered. 786 woorden meer

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Faith Reasons

I’ve heard many people say, “I think too much. That is my problem.” Thinking too much is never the problem. It’s what you are thinking about that is the problem. 546 woorden meer

Faith

亞伯拉罕因為無後裔才信耶和華?

『無後為大』不單是中國人的傳統思想,在不同的民族中也是極為重要。從送子觀音到各種掌管生育的神明,可見生生不息,代代相傳,是人最基本的期望,希伯來民族當然也不例外,不育被視為一種咒詛及恥辱。

之前有分亨過亞伯拉罕被耶和華呼召前,極可能是敬拜當時不同的神。(參考另一文章:亞伯拉罕也拜偶像?)

大家看亞伯拉罕被召時,往往只會強調他對神的信心及順服,忽略了當中的重要細節 – 就是撒萊不生育 (創世記 11:30)。

在亞伯拉罕的父親他拉帶他們離開吾珥前,他的其中一個兒子哈蘭死了。從名字的排列推測,哈蘭可能是幼子。哈蘭有一子兩女,羅得,亦迦和密迦。女兒密迦嫁了伯父拿鶴為妻。

痛失了小兒子哈蘭,眼見大兒媳撒萊又一直不育,或許認為自己不被當地的神所保佑,才想到要離開,希望到當時被巴力祝福,土地肥沃,生口及人丁都很旺盛的迦南地去。

好不容易走了三份之二的路,到了哈蘭,亞伯蘭被耶和華呼召。年紀老邁的他拉,得知心願可了,便決定留在哈蘭,讓亞伯蘭繼續前往迦南之路。

別以為筆者過份讀入才有此推測。挑戰大家去細讀有關經文,再加以思考,看看這推測是否成理吧!

註:他拉七十歲生亞伯蘭,死在哈蘭時是二百零五歲。而亞伯蘭在哈蘭被耶和華呼召時是七十五歲,他拉那時應是一百一十五歲。

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創世記 11:27-32

  1. 他拉的後代、記在下面.他拉生亞伯蘭、拿鶴、哈蘭.哈蘭生羅得。
  2. 哈蘭死在他的本地迦勒底的吾珥、在他父親他拉之先。
  3. 亞伯蘭、拿鶴、各娶了妻.亞伯蘭的妻子名叫撒萊.拿鶴的妻子名叫密迦、是哈蘭的女兒.哈蘭是密迦和亦迦的父親。
  4. 撒萊不生育、沒有孩子。
  5. 他拉帶著他兒子亞伯蘭、和他孫子哈蘭的兒子羅得、並他兒婦亞伯蘭的妻子撒萊、出了迦勒底的吾珥、要往迦南地去、他們走到哈蘭就住在那裡。
  6. 他拉共活了二百零五歲、就死在哈蘭。

創世記 12:1-4

  1. 耶和華對亞伯蘭說、你要離開本地、本族、父家、往我所要指示你的地去。
  2. 我必叫你成為大國.我必賜福給你、叫你的名為大、你也要叫別人得福.
  3. 為你祝福的、我必賜福與他、那咒詛你的、我必咒詛他、地上的萬族都要因你得福。
  4. 亞伯蘭就照著耶和華的吩咐去了.羅得也和他同去.亞伯蘭出哈蘭的時候、年七十五歲。
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