The same Joseph also did the following 5's.
When portions were served to them from Joseph's table, Benjamin's portion was five times as much as anyone else's. So they feasted and drank freely with him.
To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes.
I can see your interest in the passage as it triggers the moment of Jesus walking on water... But here, above the waters of the river means to be further up, on the side of the spring. Spring is used as a source of grace, as we read in Psalms 87:7 (NASB)
Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes will say, “All my springs of joy are in you.”
As I explained in another answer (What is the difference between of Genesis 1:24 and Genesis 2:19?) the Bible account of the God's preparation of an apt mate for Adam must be viewed through an anthropomorphic lens. God did already know that animals cannot provide an apt mate for Adam (all the physical, anatomical, mental, and emotional structures of man ...
The difference is rather simple - the total family of Jacob was 70 people.
Joseph had two children + Jacob himself were obviously four people. Therefore, we have:
(a) 66 people other than Joseph's family and Jacob + (b) four people of Joseph's family + Jacob = 70 people in total.
Note the difference in the carefully worded sentences:
(a) all the people who ...
Absolutely. He even commands it.
Leviticus 16:6-10 NASB
6 Then Aaron shall offer the bull as the [i]sin offering, which is for himself, so that he may make atonement for himself and for his household. 7 He shall then take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 8 Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot ...
Hogwash. Taken in its context, it has nothing to do with an "emotional bond." This is simply another case in which the world has highjacked and morphed a Biblical event and reinterpreted it for its own convenience and romantic fancy.
Mizpah was a declaration of mistrust; the need for a reminder that God is watching to ensure that Jacob did not ...
In Genesis 44:5 Joseph told his steward to go after his brothers and charge them with stealing “the cup his master drinks from and also uses for divination.” When Joseph’s brothers were brought back Joseph asked them “Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?” (NIV)
What Joseph said to his brothers was intended to suggest that his ...
Joseph was pretending (as a ruse) to make himself look like a typical pagan ruler so as not to raise the suspicions of his brothers. Of course he would claim that he used the special cup for divination. According to Barnes (as per comments in Gen 44:5) and the Cambridge Commentary, such "hydromancy" was common for ancient rulers.
However, Joseph ...
In Genesis 44:5 (NASB)
Is this not that from which my lord drinks, and which he indeed uses
for divination? (...)
There is no reason to believe that Joseph actually employed any form of divination. We need to know the circumstances under which the statement was made.
About 13 years earlier his brothers sold him to slavery in Egypt, Joseph did not reveal ...
According to The New Ungers Bible Dictionary under the term GO'SHEN page 492 and 493
A northeastern section of the Egyptian Delta region usually called "the land of Goshen," "country of Goshen" (Gen. 45:10; Josh. 10:41),
or simply "Goshen" (Gen. 47:27) and "the land of Rameses" (47:11; cf.
Ex. 12:37). In this region ...
Where is Goshen?
A region in Egypt where the Israelites resided for over 200 years,the location is not certain, but it is believed to be in the vicinity of Wadi Tumilat.
In Genesis 44:5 (NASB)
Is this not that from which my lord drinks, and which he indeed uses for divination? (...)
and in Genesis 44:15 (NASB)
Joseph said to them, “What is this thing that you have done? Do you not know that a man who is like me can indeed practice divination?”
While Genesis 44:5 isn't that clear, Joseph later on seems to indicate that he ...
We are not told how much time was involved, nor do we know where Joseph was stationed, so we do not know how much distance was involved.
However, if we assume
a sample trip equivalent to the distance from Beersheba to Cairo
A distance of about 300 km (about 200 miles)
A travel distance of about 30 km (about 20 miles) per day at walking pace with camels or ...
The actual blessing pronounced by Isaac is recorded in Gen 27:27-29. It is referenced as a single past event in V33, 25, 36, 37.
The solution here is as per some of the standard commentaries:
The Cambridge Commentary simply says:
blessed] Anticipating Genesis 27:26-29.
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament arrives at a similar ...
There cannot be much time between Gen 42 and Gen 46 as Gen 45:11 tells us that it was the second year of the famine and there were another five years of famine left.
The more likely understanding of Gen 42:37 is either:
Reuben simply offers two of his four sons, or,
The elder two of Reuben's sons were old enough to be considered working men and the the ...
Here is what the narrative says took place:
27Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
28Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and ...
According to The Unger's Bible Dictionary under the term ER
(...) What the nature of his sin is not apparent, but, from his Canaanitish birth on his mother's side, it was probably connected with the abominable idolatries of Canaan (Smith).
Was Joseph sold to Potiphar by Midianites or Ishmaelites?
In Genesis 37:36 (NASB)
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s
officer, the captain of the bodyguard.
In Genesis 39:1 (NASB)
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian
officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the
Who was Pharaoh in Joseph's time?
No one knows for sure. Biblewise mentions the following interesting facts:
Joseph might have come to Egypt during the reign of Sesostris II (1894-1878 BCE).
He most likely begins his career under Sesostris III (1878-1841 BCE). He lives in Egypt for 71 years, so Joseph dies in approximately 1805 BCE, under the reign of ...
The Ishmaelites (members of the Midianite merchants [caravan from Gilead]) saved Joseph & sold Joseph to Potiphar.
 Once Yosef was in the pit, his brothers had a meal & saw [who] coming? [Bereishit 37:25] * יִשְׁמְעֵאלִ֔ים Yishmaelim = "Ishmaelites".
 What does Yehudah immediately suggest to his brothers? [Bereishit 37:27] "Come, ...
Esau had three wives, that Wikipedia excerpt you share is correct (Judith, Mahalath, Adah). Oholibamah and Judith were the same woman.
Aholibamah (a descendant of Ishmael) was the daughter of Anah of Zibeon the Hivite. Her maternal grandfather was Zibeon the Hivite son of Seir the Horite. She was one of two ...
Did Genesis 36 happen before Genesis 32?
At the time of Genesis 32:3, he had already acquired some properties in Seir and he was physically there, so the messenger went there. His main possession was still in Canaan as we see later on in
Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all his household, and his livestock ...
17 Now the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name!” 18 And He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Luke 10:18
This is in the context of the disciples having their victory over evil spirits. Jesus expresses his unique view of the state of affairs (as the only man without sin ...
The two trees mention in Gen 12:6 and 35:4 are unlikely to be the same tree as their Hebrew word is different. However, it is more likely that it the same tree mentioned in Judges 9:6, 36 where Joshua condemned idol worship.
Note the comments of Ellicott in Gen 35:4 -
The oak.—Not Abraham’s oak-grove (Genesis 12:6), referred to probably
in Judges 9:6; ...
There are two matters here.
1. The Household
A lord of a large family household like Jacob would have an entourage of possibly more than 1000 people. It would consist of many more than Jacob's immediate family members such as shepherds, servants, cooks, nurses and all their family members and children. Recall that in Gen 14:14 Abraham raised a small army ...
The verb נָסַע (nasa) simply means to pull up and move or journey forward. There is no suggestion in the verb itself as to how long the journey will last.
This verb is used often (146 times) in the OT in places like: Gen 11;2, 12:9, 13:11, 20:1, 33;12, 17, 35:5, 16, 17, 46;1, Ex 12:37, 14:10, 15, 19, 15:22, etc.
The Hebrew idiom is of one pulling up tent ...
I would add from an article I just wrote, part of which is the same issue:
" Genesis 11:1 And the wholeH3605 earthH776 wasH1961 of oneH259 language,H8193 and of oneH259 speech.H1697 ( with Strongs numbers)
The point of contention and to the topic at hand? Those are two different words with two different creating effects in the mind of the new creature ...
Revelation 12:7 and there was war in heaven, is this before the creation Gen. 1:1 or is it in between Gen.1:1 and Gen. 1:2?
Revelation 1:1 NASB
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His
bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and
[a]communicated it by His angel to His bond-...
From the story-telling point of view, in Genesis 24, Bethuel is a minor character. His name appears 4 times, 3 of which have to do with referring Rebekah as the daughter of Bethuel. The 4th times, his name appears along with Laban in Genesis 24:50
Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other.
Did Jesus intend to reference the Esau/Jacob reunion story, and if so why?
Jesus did not intend to reference the Esau / Jacob reunion story in His parable.
Every similarity is not a reference.
The Prodigal Son is better titled "The Love of the Father" because the whole point of the story is that the father (God) looks for and offers forgiveness ...
The father in Luke 15:20 represents the heavenly Father.
Esau does not represent the heavenly Father. On the contrary, Esau and his descendants are punished in
but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."
Hebrew word is "ילדיו" which is "his offspring" and is male plural. This is basically the masculine plural participle of his "begats."
In other contexts this could be more generally pointing to all of his children (including Dinah), but the text seems to imply that it's only speaking about sons since it uses the number 11 ...
The "war in heaven" would be unlike anything that we would be accustomed to seeing and is probably (at least in part) symbolic language. However, as far as timing of this war in heaven is concerned, we should note the following:
Rev 12:9 says, "But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his ...
The Blessing and the Birthright are two different things.
The Blessing includes the promise of power and of a future Messiah:
The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
— Genesis 49:10
This Blessing was given unconditionally, from God to Abraham to ...
"Thigh" here is a euphemism for genitals, as has been pointed out in some of the other answers. This was a common practice, and for Abraham who had a promise to his "seed", and a covenant of circumcision, and was getting a wife for his son to continue the seed, it was especially appropriate.
Here are some references:
In Genesis 24:2 why did Abraham have his servant make his oath under his “thigh”?
Attitudes and gestures of ancient times sometimes boggle our minds when we look at them from our modern-day mentality. Looking at things from the historical and cultural viewpoints gives us a better understanding of what is happening and what is meant.
The following excerpt ...
Genesis 9:18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
Later, Noah cursed Canaan but blessed both Shem and Japheth. His blessings were not exclusively for the firstborn.
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Isaac loved Esau so much that he wanted ...
Several versions give a translation similar to:
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), crossed over to the territory
of the Arkites in Ataroth,
Such versions inlcude: NIV, NLT, BSB, etc. Ellicott has a similar comment:
Joshua 16:2. From Bethel to Luz — Dupin translates this Bethel-Luz,
and Dr. Waterland, Bethel, which is Luz; for we sometimes find them
The formal blessing of the birthright (usually the oldest son) had several functions:
The birthright blessing came with a double portion of inherited land (Gen 48:22, Deut 21:17)
The birthright also came with the acknowledgement that this (usually eldest) son would become the priest of the family
The birthright also came with the acknowledgement that is son ...
The oath that God Swore to Abraham (Gen 12:7, 15:18, 24:7) was repeated regularly in subsequent generations. The contents of this oath and covenant are tabulated in the appendix below. It essentially consisted of the promised land and progeny, including Messiah.
Note how regularly the oath and covenant is repeated:
Gen 12:7 - Then the LORD appeared to ...
It is highly unlikely that it's the same person, 75 years later. According to the JPS commentary on the Tanakh:
This is a fairly common ancient West Semitic personal name. It appears
as ʾabmlk in the Ugaritic texts and as abimilki, king of Tyre, in the
El-Amarna correspondence (second half 14th cent. B.C.E.). It also
appears as an Israelite name that means “...
The short answer is definitely NO. While animals can be of some assistance to man and excellent companions, they lack at least three important elements that make them, over-all, not suitable in every way
Intelligence to discuss matters together
Ability to be intimate and procreate with man together
Ability to understand and appreciate and share the ...
We are not told the name of the servant here. Abraham had previous employed Eliezer of Damascus (Gen 15:2, 4) but whether this same man was still his chief steward is not known.
It is entirely possible that Eliezer of Damascus was still the chief steward of Abraham's household - he had been very well regarded as, in the absence of Ishmael and Isaac was ...
The answer to that can be found in Hebrews 11:17-19
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and the one
who had received the promises was offering up his only son; 18 it was
he to whom it was said, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be
named.” 19 He considered that God is able to raise people even from
the dead, from which he also ...
Paul is writing to a church he considers to be living in a crisis:
1 Corinthians 7:25-28 (NIV): Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be ...
Unlike English and Greek, Hebrew has no separate specific word for "rainbow" to differentiate it from the weapon, "bow" (as used to propel an arrow). The word that covers both meanings is קֶשֶׁת (qesheth).
That this word קֶשֶׁת (qesheth) means the weapon, "bow" is attested frequently such as: Gen 21:16, 27:3, 48:22, 24, 49:24, ...
The geographical basis of determining what is on the plain and what is not on the plain seems to be (pardon the pun) shaky ground. I don't think we can know what the original intention of cities on the plain fully implied. I don't doubt that God had full control to destroy or not destroy cities as He fully sees fit so their isn't anything about the size of ...
Udhay Titus has made a couple of important questions about an (according someone) alleged discrepancy of the Hebrew Bible.
The questions are:
(1) What is the difference between of these two verses (Gen 1:24 and 2:19)?
Or, (2) what is the exact meaning of these two verses?
To respond to the first question, we are able to say that the difference between of ...
The text almost gives the answer.
The large animals, heifer, goat and ram were to be cut in two, and the two birds left uncut. Abram then placed the halved animals on either side of a short path - the two doves were placed one on each side of the path as well (uncut).
Thus, the birds were placed opposite each other. Gill summarizes this as follows:
It might help to compare the creation verbs used in Genesis 1:
to create the essence from nothing
1, 21, 27
to transform or to have become
2, 3, 5, 6–9, 11, 13–15, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
to form or shape
7, 11, ...