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Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej


6) Promise to Isaac

Yahweh appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for unto you, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Genesis 26:2

This seems a repeat the promise to Abraham. However it is made personally to Isaac. Just as Abraham is assured he would be personally given the land he was living in, the land of Canaan (modern Israel). Isaac is also personally promised this.

At this time Isaac has two sons, of whom, before they were born, Yahweh has said the elder will serve the younger. Genesis 27 recounts how the blessing is given to Jacob, the younger. Isaac can only give one blessing, reinforcing the idea of the ‘seed’ being singular.

See 'The man Promised the Earth' for all the promises to Jacob. Just two are focussed on below: that of the inheritance and the seed.

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