Faith and Patience, Part 3
Delivered By
Pastor Julie Petersen and Marilyn Moore
Delivered On
July 29, 2015
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FAITH PROJECTS

DREAM WITH GOD

*Faith is relational.

*God established His relationship with Abraham before He had him look up to the stars and imagine what He was going to give him. 

*Abraham’s timeline of faith is how God takes us from POINT A to POINT Z.

 

BEGIN YOUR FAITH PROJECT

Step 1 – Establish your relationship with God.  Surrender everything to Him.

Step 2 – By faith, receive the seed (God’s Word, promise, idea).

Step 3 – Inquire of the Lord for scriptures to back this up.   We are designed to hear His voice and know His will.  The Word is the anchor (or title deed) for this seed becoming a fully matured plant with fruit.

Step 4 – Take the spoken promise and the Word backing it up and begin to ponder it and speak it.

Step 5 – Ask the Lord for a seed to sow towards your promise.

Step 6 – Water & nurture your seed with tongues and continued spoken Word.  The Holy Spirit many times will expand your vision and help align your thoughts concerning your promise (which is the will of God).  Also, watch over your sacrifices to the Father just like Abraham did when the birds came and tried to eat his sacrifice.

Step 7 – Listen for the time to demand your promise to come to pass.

 

Faith Project - Create a circle of God's will around your project.

  • Dream with God about your expansion.
    • If there were no limits, what would you desire?
    • How would your idea glorify God?
  • Word from God about your project through written Word or spoken Word.
    • Every faith project must be verified by the Word or you will not be fully convinced.
  • Sensitize your spirit to hear what the Father has said about it.
    • BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT CONTINUALLY!
      • To illuminate what God said.
      • To hear His voice when He speaks to you.
  • Write down your "why" concerning the project.
    • How would this benefit the kingdom?
    • How would this sustain the kingdom?
    • How would this expand the kingdom?
  • Write a petition to present to the Father

*Nehemiah was called to a corporate vision. 

  • He had to see and hear by faith that he Father wanted to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He was met with much opposition and contradiction. He had to keep his eyes fixed on God's vision. He was the one with the permission and authority from God and the natural king of the region. He did not let anyone take it from him.

 


“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”  Jeremiah 29:11

expected (Hebrew)  literally, a cord (as an attachment) 

 

Faith + Patience=Inheriting the Promises of God

Faith & Patience, the Power Twins

           

“Will you stay on the faith journey long enough to see that He is good?”

 TIME is the faith journey that it takes to see His goodness.

 

Patience- NT:5281 Gr. hupomone (hoop-om-on-ay'); cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy:

Constancy-the quality of being unchanging or unwavering, as in purpose, love, or loyalty, or firmness of mind; faithfulness:

 

Hebrews 6:11-12 NASU:  And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as

to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you will not be sluggish,

but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 6:11-12 AMP:  11 But we do [strongly and earnestly] desire for each of you to show the same diligence and

 sincerity [all the way through] in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of [your] hope until the end,

12 In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those

 who through faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in

 His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.

Hebrews 10:35-36 AMP:  35 Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. 36 For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and

fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

 

Romans 15:4 KJV:  4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through

                                                            1. patience          

                                                            2. and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

 

I.  Abraham

Isaiah 51:1-2 KJV:  Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord:

look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone,

and blessed him, and increased him.

Why do we need to keep studying the life of Abraham?  The scriptures tell us that whatsoever was written about those who have gone before us is for our learning so that we too can keep hope alive all the way to the end and inherit the promises.  In the above scripture He tells us to “look” unto the rock whence we were hewn and to the hole of the pit from whence we were digged.  The second verse interprets verse one and tells us what we are to look at—Abraham and Sarah, the patriarch and matriarch of our faith. 

            Look – Heb. 1027 nabat – to scan or examine closely (to inspect in detail); look intently at (having the attention applied;                                  engrossed:  behold or gaze at with fixed attention; having the mind fastened upon some purpose

God is telling us with the same Hebrew word “look” that He said to Abraham to examine closely, inspect in detail:

Genesis 15:5 KJV:  Look now toward heaven

God chose them to be the beginning of the lineage of the Promised Seed:

Genesis 3:15 NKJV:  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed;

He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."

Let’s dig a little deeper into the history of one man and one woman with the Blessing of the Lord upon them and how they were able to inherit the promise.  The Bible doesn’t give every detail of Abraham’s early life, but in researching him I found a Jewish history site that had some info that I believe will give us more insight into who he really was.  (http://www.chabad.org/)                                                                                                                               

Before we give the history of Abraham, let’s give a little background on the time he was living:

Genesis 9:1 AMP:  AND GOD pronounced a blessing upon Noah and his sons (Ham, Shem, & Japheth)

and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

 

Because Noah’s son, Ham,  dishonored him, a curse was pronounced upon him and his descendants.  The Blessing was not working for Ham now—instead a curse.  In Genesis 10 we are told of Nimrod, grandson of Ham, great-grandson of Noah.

Genesis 10:8-13 AMP:  8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first to be a mighty man on the earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.

10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar [in Babylonia].

11 Out of the land he [Nimrod] went forth into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah,

12 And Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; all these [suburbs combined to form] the great city.

 

Nimrod comes from the Hebrew word marad, meaning “rebel”. He was said to be a mighty hunter before the Lord, but actually he was in opposition to God.  He made himself the first king and set up his own kingdom in opposition to God’s kingdom.

Ancient historian Josephus says of Nimrod, Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah-a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny-seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence upon his own power.  He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers!  A more accurate translation of Genesis 10:8-10 according to Biblical scholars would be:

Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a tyrant in the Earth. He was a tyrannical hunter in opposition to the Lord.

 Thus it is said, 'Nimrod the tyrannical opponent of YHWH.'

  (http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/nimrod.html)

 

In Genesis 11 we see the rebellion had escalated to building a tower to reach to heaven. 

                        

Often attributed to Nimrod, the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:19) was not a Jack and the Beanstalk-type of construction, where people were trying to build a structure to get into heaven. Instead, it is best understood as an ancient ziggurat (Assyrian“mountaintop”), as the one pictured at ancient Ur of the ChaldeesAbraham's hometown (Gen. 11:31).

A ziggurat was a man-made structure with a temple at its top, built to worship the host of heaven 

 

Genesis 11:1-5 NASB:  Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2 And it came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4 And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

 

Let’s contrast their rebellious words and attitudes (Babylonian System) with The Blessing of Abraham:

            vs. 2 – “as they journeyed east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar & settled there.” (Never intended them to stay all together)

               vs. 3 –“Come, let us make bricks    (We will do our plan our way.)

               vs. 4 - “Come, let us build for ourselves a city  (God didn’t tell them to build cities.  He told them to fill the earth.)

            vs, 4 – “Come, let us build for ourselves (our own purpose and kingdom, not God’s) …..a tower whose top will reach into heaven  (as in the above picture would have a temple at the top to worship their own way, their own gods)

               vs. 4 – “and let us make a name for ourselves

 

Genesis 12:1-3 NASB:  Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country,

And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;

2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great;

And so you shall be a blessing;  3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you

I will curse.  And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

vs. 1 – God tells Abram to leave his homeland, his relatives, and his father’s house to go to a land He will show him.

                          Abram obeys.

               vs. 2 – “And I will make you a great nation”

               vs. 2 – “And I will bless you”

               vs. 2 – “ And (I will) make your name great and so you shall be a blessing”

               vs. 3 – “And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.” 

               vs. 3 – “And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  (Promising Abraham that the Promised One in Genesis                3:15 would come from him.)

 

In Genesis 11 “let us make, let us build for ourselves, let us make a name for ourselves.

In Genesis 12 God says, “I will make you a great nation, I will make your name great, I will bless you.”

 

We all have a story of our journey that is in progress, but in reading others stories and understanding their journeys it gives us hope and encouragement to stay on the good path God has for us.  With that in mind, here are some excerpts from Jewish history concerning Abraham.

 

Such an important event as Abraham's defiance of Nimrod, the king and leader of all the heathens and idol worshippers of his time, which led to Abraham's being thrown into a burning furnace, is only hinted in the Torah. The full story of this and other important events in Abraham's early life was only told by word of mouth, from generation to generation, until the details were finally recorded by the Sages of the Talmud in various Midrashim.

Abraham was the tenth generation removed from Noah, being a direct descendant of Shem, (Noah's son), the father of all the "Semitic" peoples. When Abraham was born, Shem was 390 years Old, and his father Noah was 892 years old. Abraham was 58 years old when Noah died. These are important facts, for, as we shall see later, Abraham spent many years in the house of Noah and Shem, and received instruction from them. Thus he learned all the details about the Flood from the very men who built the Ark and survived the Flood. (Noah knew Methuselah for many hundreds of years, who in turn knew Adam for many hundreds of years, which means that Abraham received first hand information about everything that happened since the very first day of Creation!).

Terah, Abraham's father, was the chief officer or minister of the first king mentioned in the Torah, the mighty King Nimrod of Babylon (also known by its former name, Shinear, and the land of the Chaldees). Terah was an idol worshipper, like his king, and their chief god was the Sun.

Abraham had a very close brush with death on the very night of his birth. For Nimrod's stargazers told the king that Terah's newly-bom son would one day be a danger to his throne. Nimrod ordered Terah to send him the baby, to be put to death. Terah, however, outwitted the king. Instead of sending his real son to the king, be sent the baby of a slave who was born on the same night as Abraham, and Nimrod killed the baby with his own hands, believing that he was now safe from the threat.

The baby Abraham, with his mother and nurse, were hidden in a cave for ten years.

At the age of three years, Abraham knew that it was silly to worship the sun or any other idol, but that there was a great G-d, who created the sun and the moon, and the whole world, who, though Himself unseen, sees everything and knows everything, and is the real King of the World, more powerful than Nimrod. And since that time, Abraham's faith in G-d grew stronger every day.

At the age of ten, Abraham decided to leave the cave and to go to old Noah and Shem, of whom his mother had told him many wonderful stories. Unknown to anybody, Abraham made his way from the low country to the mountainous region of Ararat in the land of Kedem, where Noah and his family lived. He was made welcome by old Noah and Shem, who taught him all they knew about G-d and the ways of G-d.

Abraham stayed there for nearly 39 years, until the year 1997. It was at the end of this period, when he was 48 years old, while still at Noah's house, that Abraham heard about the world-shattering event of the Tower of Babel, which took place in the land of Shinear, where Nimrod reigned supreme. Nimrod and his people wanted to build a tower that would reach up to heaven, so that they might establish their reign upon the heaven as well as on the earth. It was the height of arrogance and defiance of men against G-d, and it led to confusion and to their dispersal and division into seventy tongues and nations. Abraham decided that it was high time for him to go out and teach them the truth about G-d, and about the falsehood and worthlessness of the idols. He knew that in defying Nimrod, and even his own father, he would be risking his life, for Nimrod had proclaimed himself god and demanded that all the people worship him.

At the age of fifty (in the year 1998) Abraham returned to his father's house in Babylon.

Terah was a high priest of the idol worshippers. He had twelve chief gods, one for each month of the year, and other idols. In fact, there was a workshop in Terah's house, where idols of wood, stone, silver and gold were made. People came to offer sacrifices to these idols, or to buy them, and Terah had a thriving business. Terah appointed Abraham to be the salesman and take charge of the business. How "well" he conducted the business, we have already told you.

Abraham's activities, in words and deeds, aroused Nimrod's anger. Both Abraham and his father were ordered to appear before the king. Here the king's stargazers at once recognized Abraham as the one about whom they had warned the king. Terah was taken to task for deceiving the king, and he put the blame on his older son Haran, who was 32 years older than Abraham. Haran had secretly followed Abraham, but he was not quite sure whether he was wise in doing so. He thought that he would come out openly on Abraham's side, if and when Abraham would come out victorious. Nimrod ordered that Abraham be thrown into a burning furnace.

When Abraham came out unharmed, Haran, Abraham’s brother and father of Lot, declared himself on Abraham's side and chose to be likewise thrown into the furnace, and he was burnt to death. Abraham, on the other band, whom G-d" had so wonderfully saved from the fire, was acclaimed by all the people, and they were ready to worship him. But Abraham told them to worship G-d, who had saved him from the burning furnace, and that he himself was nothing but a human being. Nimrod was greatly afraid of Abraham. He gave him many precious gifts, among them Eliezer, a member of the king's household, who became Abraham's trusted servant and friend

(Gen. 15:2; Gen. 24),

Abraham, and his remaining brother Nahor, married two sisters, their nieces, the daughters of their brother Haran. Nahor married Milkah, and Abraham married Yiskah, better known as Sarai, (later-Sarah).

Two years later, Nimrod had a strange dream and once again his counsellors interpreted it to mean that as long as Abraham lived, his kingdom would be in danger. Nimrod, who had been worried about Abraham all the time, decided to try again to kill him, and sent men to capture him. Fortunately, Eliezer learned of the plot and informed Abraham in good time. Abraham, with his band of followers, numbering over 300, fled to Noah. About a month later, his father Terah came to visit him there. Abraham persuaded him to give up his idolatry. He pointed out to him, moreover, that his life was also in danger, for Nimrod would not spare him. So Terah gave up his high position at Nimrod's court, and decided to go with Abraham to the land of Canaan, where they would be free to worship G-d, out of reach of Nimrod.

Thus Terah, his son Abraham and his wife Sarai, and Lot, Haran's son, and all their household left Ur of the Chaldees in Babylon and set out for Canaan. On the way they came to Charan, where Nahor lived, found it a good place, and stayed there.

Three years later, when Abraham was 55 years old, G-d appeared to Abraham and told him to take his wife and household and go on to Canaan. This Abraham did, and be stayed there 15 years. At this time, when Abraham was 70 years old, G‑d made a covenant with him, and soon afterwards Abraham returned to Charan, where he stayed for five years. Then, once again G-d appeared to Abraham and told him to leave his father's home and native land for good, and go to the land of Canaan. This time, Lot his nephew (and brother-in-law) accompanied him. Terah died in Charan, and Nahor remained there with his family.

Thus, at the age of 75, Abraham came to dwell in the land of Canaan, the land which G-d had promised him to be the chosen land for his children as an everlasting inheritance.

 

Abraham and Sarah’s Hospitality

After Abram and Sarai returned to the land of Canaan from Egypt,  G-d blessed them with great riches, so they built inns and hostels on all the main roads, so that wayfarers should find food, water and a place to rest on their way. They charged no money, and all were welcome. Many weary and hungry travelers found food and shelter in these inns. "How can we thank you, Abram, for your kindness?" they said before leaving, and Abram would reply, "Do not thank me; thank G-d, the Creator of all these good things." And the good Sarai was taking care of the women and children, and when they wanted to thank her for her hospitality, her reply was the same as Abram's: "Thank G-d, Who feeds and sustains all living creatures."

In Beer-Sheba, where Abram and Sarai made their home, they built a very big house, with entrances on all four sides. On each side of the house there was a huge sign: ALL WELCOME!

Around the house Abram planted a wonderful garden and an orchard with most delicious fruits and berries.

Most wonderful of all was a magnificent palm tree, which seemed to know every wayfarer that came near it. If an honest and good man would sit down under its shade, the tree would spread forth its branches to shield the visitor from the burning sun, or wind. But if the visitor happened to be a bad man, the palm tree would lift up its branches and give the man no protection. But whenever the tree would act that way, Abram would come up to the visitor and show him especial kindness and attention. He would tell the visitor about G-d, and about G-d's kindness to all. All the wickedness would melt away in the heart of the bad man, and goodness and kindness would fill it instead. Then the palm tree would spread forth its branches over the man in a friendly way.

All the time Sarai was busy with the women folk, and long after all visitors were gone, or had retired to sleep, Sarai would sit up in her tent, making dresses and things for the poor and needy. When everybody was fast asleep, there was still a candle burning in Sarai's tent, where she was sitting doing some hand-work, or preparing food for the next day. So G-d sent a special Cloud of Light to surround her tent. For miles and miles around, the Cloud of Glory could be seen hovering over Sarai's tent, and everybody said, "There dwells a woman of worth."

Abram and Sarai became very famous. From near and far, men and women came to Beer-Sheba to find help, good cheer and comfort, which was given to all, free, by Abram and Sarai. The men and women wanted to thank them, but always they were told to thank G-d instead. "But where is this G-d?" they would ask, looking around them, for they only knew idols.

"His glory fills the heaven and earth," came the reply, and away went the visitors blessing the G-d of Abram and Sarai.

 

With all his searching mind and extraordinary wisdom, Abraham submitted himself to G-d, wholeheartedly and completely. He showed us the true way of serving G-d, with love and reverence; he was truly a "lover of G-d" (Isaiah 41:8) as well as truly "G-d-fearing" (Gen. 22:12) .

Just as Abraham chose G-d, so did G-d choose Abraham and made an everlasting covenant with him and his children, the Jewish people. Said G-d to Abraham: "My Name was not known to My creatures, until you made Me known to them. I shall regard you as My partner in the creation of the world" (Gen. R. 43).   We, the children of Abraham, are the members of the everlasting Covenant and partnership which G-d made with Abraham our Father.

 

What can I learn from Abraham?   

1. He feared God.  (Gen. 22:12)

2. He loved God and delighted greatly in His commands and was obedient to them.  (John 14:21, 23)

3. He was generous and kind.  He understood the purpose of covenant wealth.  (Gen. 12:22)

4. He avoided strife.  (Gen 13:8)

5. He taught and commanded his children and all in his house to keep the way of the Lord.  (Gen. 18:19)

6. He kept his focus on the Word that God had given him in Genesis 15:5 even when circumstances looked totally opposite.  (Rom. 4:18)

7. By spending time worshiping and praising God and being in intimate communion with Him, his faith grew to full persuasion.  (Rom. 4:20-21)

8. That full persuasion of his faith and trust in His God and what He had promised enabled him to promptly obey the final testing of his faith to sacrifice his promised son, Isaac, reasoning that God was able to raise him up from the dead. 

(Heb. 11:17-19; Ps. 112:7)

9. He came in agreement with who God said he was when God changed his name and called himself, Abraham, father of many nations.  He called things that be not as though they already were.  (Gen. 17:5; Rom. 4:17)

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The Blessing of Abraham can be summed up in Psalm 112 as it perfectly describes him and all who know their covenant.

(Gal. 3:9, 14, 29)

Psalms 112:1-4 NIV:  1 Praise the Lord.  Blessed are those who:

                                                                           1.  fear the Lord,

                                                                           2. who find great delight in his commands.

2 Their children will be mighty in the land the generation of the upright will be blessed.

 3 Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.

4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.

7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.

9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.

10 The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away;


Timeline of Genesis patriarchs                                         From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    (I added scriptures.)

 

The timeline of the Tanakh can be estimated using the ages given in Genesis and Jubliees. Starting with the creation of Adam and adding the information when his son was born, the age of his son, etc. this gives a timeline from Adam's creation to the death of Jacob 2255 years later (according to the Masoretic text, theSeptuagint timeline is significantly longer). These timelines are used by some biblical scholars to estimate the age of the earth by counting back the number of years associated with each of the biblical patriarchs and adding the years together.

  • 1 - Adam (generation 1) is created.      (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7)              
  • 130 - Adam and Eve receive a son, Seth (generation 2)  (Gen. 4:25)
  • 235 - Enosh is born (generation 3)       (Gen. 5:6 Seth is 105 yrs.)
  • 325 - Kenan is born (generation 4)       (Gen. 5:9 Enosh is 90 yrs.)
  • 395 - Mahalaleel is born (generation 5)             (Gen. 5:12 Kenan is 70 yrs.)
  • 460 - Jared is born (generation 6)         (Gen. 5:15 Mahalalel is 65 yrs.)
  • 622 - Enoch is born (generation 7)       (Gen. 5:18 Jared is 162 yrs.)
  • 687 - Methuselah is born (generation 8) "Methuselah" can be translated "when he dies it comes".     (Gen. 5:21 Enoch is 65 yrs.)
  • 874 - Lamech is born (generation 9)    (Gen. 5:25 Methuselah is 187 yrs.)
  • 930 - Adam dies, aged 930      (Gen. 5:4,5)
  • 987 - Enoch taken up by God (did not die [Gen5:24]), aged 365
  • 1042 - Seth dies, aged 912      (Gen. 5:8)
  • 1056 - Noah is born (generation 10)    (Gen. 5:28,29 Lamech is 182 yrs.)                   (Methuselah is 369)             
  • 1140 - Enosh dies, aged 905   (Gen. 5:11)
  • 1235 - Kenan dies, aged 910  (Gen. 5:14)
  • 1290 - Mahalaleel dies, aged 895      (Gen. 5:17)
  • 1422 - Jared dies, aged 962    (Gen. 5:19,20)
  • 1556 - Noah has three sons: ShemHam, and Japheth (generation 11)      (Gen. 5:32 After Noah was 500 yrs. he had his sons.)
  • 1651 - Lamech (Noah's father) dies, aged 777  (Gen. 5:30, 31)
  • 1656 - Methuselah dies the same year as the flood comes, aged 969   (Noah-600 yrs. old-Gen. 6:5)

_____________________________________________FLOOD___   ______(All patriarchs have died except Noah & his sons)____

  • 1658 - Arpachshad is born (generation 12)       (Gen. 11:10 Shem, his father is 100 yrs. The lineage of the Hebrews begins.)
  • 1693 - Shelah is born (generation 13)    (Gen. 11:12 Arpachshad is 35 yrs.)                         
  • 1723 - Eber is born (generation 14)       (Gen. 11: 14 Shelah is 30 yrs.)
  • 1757 - Peleg is born (generation 15)1787 (Gen. 10:25, 11:16 Eber is 34 yrs.); Reu is born (generation 16) (Gen. 11:18 Peleg is 30)  
  • 1819 - Serug is born (generation 17)    (Gen. 11:20 Reu is 32 yrs.)
  • 1849 - Nahor is born (generation 18)   (Gen. 11:22 Serug is 30 yrs.)         
  • 1878 - Terah is born (generation 19)   (Gen. 11:24 Nahor is 29 yrs.)
  • 1948 - Abraham is born (generation 20)                (Gen. 11:26 Terah fathered Nahor, Abraham, and Haran, his firstborn, after he was 70)
  • 1958 - Sarah, Abrahams wife, is born  (Jewish history records that she was the daughter of Haran, Abraham’s brother.)
  • 1996 - Peleg dies, aged 239 - this is the first death mentioned in the Bible after the flood  (Gen. 11:19)
  • 1997 - Nahor dies, aged 148   (Gen. 11:25)
  • 2006 - Noah, generation 10 after Adam, dies at the age of 950    (Gen. 9:29)  (Abraham is 54 yrs)
  • 2026 - Reu dies, aged 239       (Gen. 11:21)
  • 2034 - Ishmael is born (generation 21)               (Gen. 16:15, 16 Abraham is 86 yrs.)
  • 2048 - Isaac is born (also generation 21)              (Gen. 21: 1-4 Abraham is 100 yrs.)          
  • 2049 - Serug dies, aged 230  (Gen. 11:23);      Terah dies, aged 205  (Gen. 11:32)
  • 2085 - Sarah dies       (Gen. 23:1 aged 127 yrs.)
  • 2088 - Isaac is married at the age of 40, to Rebecca   (Gen. 24, 25:20  Rebecca, the granddaughter of Nahor, Abraham’s brother)
  • 2096 - Arpachshad dies, aged 438    (Gen. 11:12-13)  
  • 2108 - Jacob is born, with his twin Esau (generation 22)    (Gen. 25:26 Isaac is 60 yrs.)
  • 2123 - Abraham dies, aged 175     (Gen. 25:7)
  • 2126 - Shelah dies, aged 433  (Gen. 11:14-15)
  • 2156 - Shem dies, aged 600    (Gen. 11:11)  (Abraham is 208 yrs.)
  • 2187 - Eber dies, aged 464     (Gen. 11:16-17)
  • 2228 - Isaac dies, aged 180    (Gen. 35:28 Jacob & Esau 120 yrs.)
  • 2238 - Jacob moves to Egypt at the age of 130    (Gen. 47:9)
  • 2255 - Jacob dies in Egypt, aged 147     (Gen. 47:28, 49:33)