RELG 202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mamre, Gerar, Pharaoh
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January 15, 2013
Abram leaves country to head for Canaan, Bethal and Egypt
Goes to Egypt and lies about his wife
Pharoh sends him off
Fight between the herds of Abram and Lot and so they go their separate ways
Lot lived in Sodom, and Abram to Mamre at Hebron
War between 4 kings and 5 kings. Abram hears that Lot is in danger and goes
to save him. King of Sodom rewards him.
Lord tells abram that there is a covenant between the two of them. He blesses
him and tells him he will prosper and that there will be many descendants
Sarai cant have children so she has her slave Hagar have the baby for her.
Then Hagar stops listening to Sarai and Sarai mistreated her so she fled.
Ishmael is born. Angel of the Lord tells her to go back.
Abram becomes Abraham. Covenant of circumcision.
Sarai is going to have a child and the angels of the Lord punish the people of
Mamre for being evil.
Abraham asks God not to kill the innocent people.
Angels meet Lot in Sodom and the people go after Lot because they want to
beat up the three men. And Lot offers his daughters instead. The men tell Lot
and his family to leave because they will destroy the city. His wife turns to
Lot escapes to a cave with his two daughters. First daughter sleeps with him
and has his baby and then other daughter does the same.
Abimlek, King of Gerar, tries to marry Sarai because he was told that it was
Abraham’s sister. Then God punishes Abimlek and so he goes to Abraham
and asks why did he deceive me. Then he realized Abraham is a prophet and
so he offers him gifts.
God lets Sarai get pregnant and has Isaac.
Sarai thinks Ishmael is a bad influence and asks Abraham to send Hagar and
Ishmael away. He doesn’t want to but god tells him to listen. On their way
Hagar runs out of water but then the angel of the lord comes and provides
There were disputes over the wells that Abraham dug. Abinelek apologized
for it and made a covenant between them.
God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and he was going to do it unit god tells
him to stop (it was enough that he was going to)
Sarah dies. He purchased land to bury her (400 sheckles of silver).
Abraham is getting old and so he sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac
from his original home country. And then the servant asks God to make is
clear when the wife would be found (she would offer water to the camel).
Abram leaves country to head for canaan, bethal and egypt. Goes to egypt and lies about his wife. Fight between the herds of abram and lot and so they go their separate ways. Lot lived in sodom, and abram to mamre at hebron. War between 4 kings and 5 kings. Abram hears that lot is in danger and goes to save him. Lord tells abram that there is a covenant between the two of them. He blesses him and tells him he will prosper and that there will be many descendants after him. Sarai cant have children so she has her slave hagar have the baby for her. Then hagar stops listening to sarai and sarai mistreated her so she fled. Angel of the lord tells her to go back. Sarai is going to have a child and the angels of the lord punish the people of. Abraham asks god not to kill the innocent people.