Ismaël “lachte” niet enkel maar was “Issaking”

Wanneer Sarah haar zoon baart, noemt ze hem “Izaäk” (Isaak) (יצחק; Yitzhaq), zeggende: “God heeft gelach (צחק; tzhoq) voor mij gemaakt; iedereen die hoort, zal met me lachen (יצחק; yitzhaq) “(Genesis 21: 6). Op de dag dat Izaäk wordt gespeend, geeft Abraham een feestmaal waarop “Sara zag [Ismaël], de zoon van Hagar, de Egyptenaar, die […]

Ishmael not merely “laughing” but “Issac-ing”

When Sarah gives birth to her son, she names him “Isaac” (יצחק; Yitzhaq), saying, “God has made laughter (צחק; tzhoq) for me; everyone who hears will laugh (יצחק; yitzhaq) with me” (Genesis 21:6). On the day that Isaac is weaned, Abraham gives a celebratory feast at which “Sarah saw [Ishmael] the son of Hagar the […]

Keturah concubine of patriarch Abraham

Abraham had several concubines of which Keturah was one of those bondmaids or woman bondservant or unmarried female serf or slave.

The Covenants – Summary

“Now, of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum.” It has been seen that salvation from sin and death, the prime necessity of our race, has been provided in the divine purpose. Pursuant to the accomplishment of His purpose, God covenanted with Abraham that the blessing to all the families of the […]

The Application of the New Covenant

To what purpose and to whom does the New Covenant apply? The New Covenant was instituted to supersede the Law Covenant (Heb. 8: 7, 8), for the purpose of accomplishing what the Law could not do on account of weakness of the flesh. (Rom. 8: 1-4.) Bearing in mind that the purpose of the Law […]