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The Word Without Walls Podcast

Oct 6, 2022

Lot is taken captive and Abram rescues him. Melchizedek (see Hebrews 7) blessed Abram and received a tithe from Abram as early indicator of the contrast between the unilateral covenant that God made (a Seed of the woman would crush the serpent’s head) and the bilateral covenant that God made through Moses with Israel...


Oct 5, 2022

Abram goes to Egypt because of a famine in Canaan; this prefigures the Israelites in Egypt.  But even more, it illustrates the sojourn of a regenerate soul in this world of famine and desert because of its rejection of God’s revelation in natural and special revelation.

Abram is the father of those honest about...


Oct 4, 2022

Abram’s life is parabolic. God calls Abram out of his country, family, and house to live in a tent in a foreign land, yet God is thus blessing Abram (“bless” = to become what God intends) by enveloping him in promises of life infinite. Abram and Sarai are childless, yet God will make a nation from him.  In Abram...


Sep 30, 2022

The Bible pauses at certain places to give overviews or reviews. Before moving on with Shem’s history, the book of Genesis gives a summary of Noah’s other two sons and their descendants. Egypt is “Mizraim” in Hebrew and also referred to as the land of Ham. The other names of the descendants of Ham are the...


Sep 29, 2022

After the flood, God blesses Noah and his sons. The blessing to be fruitful and multiply, as God did with Adam and Eve, confirms God’s power and will that His creation should support life. God instructs that animals as well as plants are for food; perhaps because in our fallen state we need that option for nutrition...