Genesis 23

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Genesis 23 Living as Exiles At first read you may wonder why so much is made of Sarah’s burial place and the manner in which Abraham purchased it. Hebrews 11 offers some insight: Hebrews 11:9 (ESV) 9 By faith he [Abraham] went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and …

Genesis 20, 21, 22

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Genesis 20-22 Father Abraham Genesis 20-22 form for us the final major chapter in Abraham’s life.  From here he will fade in the story as Isaac rises to prominence, closing with his death recorded in Genesis 25. But before he goes we enjoy his greatest triumphs.  First, there is the birth of the promised son, Isaac.   We’ve walked with Abraham …

Genesis 17

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Some Chronological Help When we read Genesis 12-22 and as the events unfold in Abraham’s life it may appear that God is speaking audibly to Abraham on a weekly basis.  But the text gives us some clues to let us know that these events transpire over decades. In chapter 12 the promises are initially given to Abraham when he is …

Genesis 12

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

The Gospel Preached to Abraham Here we begin the second major period of OT History. Period II – The Age of the Patriarchs Genesis 12-50 People: Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph The context is set: God created and man rebelled against God.  The penalty is death.  What will God do?  Here in what appears to be the darkest possible moment, God …