Esau is the elder twin brother of Jacob and were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah. They were also the grandsons of Abraham and Sarah. The book of Genesis, “identifies Isaac as God’s chosen son of the promise as well as Isaac’s youngest son Jacob. ” (Towns, 1996) The theme of dishonesty happens repeatedly through the course of Jacob’s life. Jacob deceives his father Isaac and took the blessing from under his Brother Esau’s nose. Jacob departed from his home to a town named Haran, which was his mother’s ancestral home.
Jacob then married Leah and Rachael, which produce twelve children. God came to Jacob in a dream and revealed the angelic stairs, which was perceive as gate of heaven, in the eyes of Jacob. From that point on Jacob vowed that the Lord will be the God he serve. The book of Genesis is where this particular story is found. The author of the book of Genesis is Moses. The setting of this story takes place in Israel. The Abrahamic covenant included Jacob and his father and Jacob’s twelve son’s. The Abrahamic covenant was a treaty between Abraham and God.
The promises, land, seed, and blessings were to be given to the descendants of Abraham. Ruth The book of Ruth writer or author was anonymous, however the possibly author could be Nathan. The date it was written was between 1020-1000 BC. The timeline of this book is interweaved throughout the period of the Judges. The key characters or personalities include Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. The book of Ruth is a narrative love story. The book of Ruth is a story of Ruth and Boaz and it exemplifies the theory of redemption.
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The purpose of the book was to exhibit the type of love, and faithfulness that God desires for his people. The book also, illustrates the transformation between what happens when a nation does not follow in obedience to the covenant of God; Judges, and when God’s people follow in faithfulness within the covenant; Ruth. The story is about Ruth who remains devoted to her mother-in-law after her husband died. Naomi which is Ruth’s mother-in-law, made up her mind to return to her home in Bethlehem and Ruth followed her and her religion.
The two them had didn’t have money nor food so Ruth gathered food in the field of Boaz, who is Naomi’s relative. Boaz allows Ruth to gather food and also leaves extra grain for her purposely out of compassion. Naomi inspires Ruth to pursue marriage with Boaz as a kinsman redeemer. Ruth obeys Naomi and Boaz and Ruth are married. Ruth has a baby named Obed, who is the grandfather of the great King David, in the ancestry of Christ our Messiah. Capernaum Capernaum was constructed along the edge of the Sea of Galilee, it housed up to 1,500 residents.
Its location is 2 1/2 miles from the point where the Jordan River enters the Sea of Galilee and about 10 miles from present-day Tiberias. The crest of a ridge of hills, just to the west of the ancient town, is the mountain of Capernaum referred to the Byzantine pilgrim Egeria as Eremos. The ruins are currently owned by two churches and or synagogues. The New Testament is where Capernaum is introduced in Matthew. Matthew refers to Capernaum as Jesus’ own city.
Jesus made Capernaum his home throughout the years of his ministry, “Leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum” (Matt 4:13).
Capernaum is one of the three cities cursed by Jesus for its lack of faith. Jesus was challenged by a demon while teaching in Capernaum. In Capernaum, Jesus healed the servant of the centurion. In this synagogue, Jesus gave sermon on the bread of life. From this town he chose his first four disciples: Peter, Andrew and the two sons of Zebedee, James and John; and later he chose the publican Matthew, also known as Levi, as well. References