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Midrash: Glory and Blessed and Gen 21


Definitions of Glorified and Blessed:

Krysten's Notes:
  • Blessed is בָּרוּך (Baruch) in Hebrew.
  • Means happy for men.
  • Means praise for Yahweh.
  • Glory is natural objects also may mean a cloak.Like a woman's hair

Phillip's Notes:
  • Glory could mean distinction.
  • A woman's hair is her glory. Her distinction as a woman, not a man.
  • On Blessed, when Jacob blessed the 12 sons, that blessing was prophetic.
  • Blessed also means to prosper. If He blesses you with faith or knowledge; you increase in faith or knowledge.
  • In the gospel, they glorified Yah. When you point to or credit Him, you are glorifying Him.

Genesis Chapter 21

Three parts to this chapter.
  • 1. Isaac's birth. Talking about Sarah being barren.
  • 2. Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael
  • 3. A philistine King seeks a permanent pact with Abraham.

Gen 21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which Elohim had spoken to him. - He came at a set time.

Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, Yahweh sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

  • Yahweh does things in his time.
  • Isaac came in time.
  • His son Yahshua came in time

Gen 21:6 And Sarah said, Elohim hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

  • In joy, not scoff

Gen 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

  • This right of passage from dangerous time of infancy to childhood at 3 years.
  • They celebrated as a mark that they are going to likely live.

Gen 21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

  • She saw him mocking
  • Laugh = mocking
  • Mocking making fun.
  • We know how Mothers feel about their children (protective).

Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

  • Where did people like Paul get their information, these same scriptures. This is just confirmation of Genesis.
  • Is this the first divorce?
  • He sent her away.
  • What does bond woman mean?
  • She belonged to Sarah, but became Abraham's wife.
  • She still belonged to Sarah.
  • She still served Sarah. She still had an attitude
  • Definitely sent her away, does appear to be a divorce.
  • The first time she left, she ran away because Sarah dealt harshly.
  • Yahweh told her to go back.
  • Yahweh heard Ismael not her.
  • What does Ishmael mean?
  • It means Yahweh hears.
  • From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "El will hear"
  • Yahweh made a nation out of him.

Gen 21:10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

  • She was very jealous of Ishmael

Gen 21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

  • In Genesis 22, Yahweh told him that he did well because he was willing to sacrifice his only son (son of promise).
  • Isaac is the son of promise.
  • Yahshua was Abraham's greatest son.
  • The expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael removed any threat to Isaac's inheritance.
  • Sarah did not like seeing Ishmael making fun of her 3 year old son Isaac.
  • Ishmael was a young teenager.
  • Abraham loved Ishmael. He was his son. He had faith Yahweh was going to take care of Ishmael because he said he would make a nation out of him.

Gen 21:12 And Elohim said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Gen 21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. Gen 21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Gen 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

  • Makes sense because Hagar was from Egypt

Gen 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, Elohim is with thee in all that thou doest: Gen 21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by Elohim that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

  • Abraham gave Abimelech cattle and sheep.
  • Returned from Chapter 20 when Abimelech gave Abraham them.

Gen 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. Gen 21:26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. Gen 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

  • When a covenant is made, animals and blood is involved.
  • Like Abraham and Yahweh convenant with splitting the animals and walking between them.

Gen 21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. Gen 21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? Gen 21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

  • The well became known as the well of the seven.
  • Larry Anderson saw the well when he visited Israel.

Gen 21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. Gen 21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. Gen 21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the everlasting El. Gen 21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

  • Abimelech was a pretty good guy. He reproved Sarah when he found out the wrong he did.
  • 1000 pieces of silver. For Abraham to buy a veil.

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