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Dinner at Abrahams

2017-02-11

  • 1-15. Yahweh visits Abraham in the guise of three men
  • Introduction: A hot day at the terebinths of Mamre
  • 2-5. Abraham invites three men over to eat
  • 6-8a. Abraham, Sarah, and a servant prepare the meal
  • 8b. The men eat
  • 9-10. The men promise a child to Sarah by the next year
  • 11. Note: Sarah was old and menopausal
  • 12. Sarah laughs (Hebrew “tizḥak,” similar to Isaac/”yitzḥak”)
  • 13-14. Yahweh criticizes Sarah and promises Abraham a child
  • 15. Sarah denies her laughter but Abraham does not believe her
  • 16-33. Abraham pleads on behalf of Sodom
  • 16. The men are prepared to travel to Sodom
  • 17-21. Yahweh decides to tell Abraham about Sodom’s and Gomorrah’s sins
  • 22. The men head out for Sodom
  • 23-26. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 50 righteous men
  • 27-28. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 45 righteous men
  • 29. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 40 righteous men
  • 30. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 30 righteous men
  • 31. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 20 righteous men
  • 32. Abraham convinces Yahweh to spare Sodom on account of 10 righteous men
  • 33. Yahweh and Abraham depart from one another
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