Old Testament Reading Guide – March 12-18, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 44:18-34        Judah’s Plan to Rescue Benjamin When last we left our hapless Hebrew travelers, Joseph (Zaphenath-Paneah) had decided to release all of the brothers (including Simeon) and only keep Benjamin with him.  This stirred in Judah a desire to do whatever it took to get Benjamin …

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Old Testament Reading Guide -March 5-11, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 41:46-57        Joseph and His Service for Pharaoh When last we saw Joseph Pharaoh had just endowed him with a new name: Zaphenath-Paneah {which, according to the Old Scofield Study Bible page 1407, means “prince of the life of the age”.}  The Pharaoh, also in his generosity, …

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Old Testament Reading Guide -February 27-March 4, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 37:1-11        Joseph and His Famous Trouble-making Dreams   We are told that Joseph is seventeen when he comes on the scene.  The last time we saw Joseph he had just been born of Rachel.  We find Joseph with his brothers “the sons of Bilhah and the sons …

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Old Testament Reading Guide -February 20-26, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 30:1-24        Rachel Advises Jacob At the time of Jacob, there was not much writing going on. History was probably learned by word of mouth from one generation to the next.  As this story unfolds, it becomes clear that if the history was passed from father to …

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Old Testament Reading Guide -February 13-19, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 25:19-34            Jacob and Esau While we won’t be discussing it here, the first part of Chapter 25 of Genesis tells us that Abraham got married again after Sarah died.  His second wife’s name was Keturah and she bore to Abraham six more sons.  When Abraham …

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Old Testament Reading Guide -February 6-12, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 19:1-29            Judgment Comes to Sodom & Gomorrah     What does Lot do that mimics what Abraham had done when visited by three strangers? [“… he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.” (v. 19:1 NIV)   He then urges,  or …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – January 30-February 5, 2012

How do I use this reading guide? Genesis 14:8-24               Lot Lost (Kidnapped) and Found (Rescued) Evidently there is continual unrest in the area of Sodom and Gomorrah.  A bunch of kings decide to do battle against Sodom and Gomorrah.  Who would ever have thought that Sodom and Gomorrah would become objects of pity, but that …

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