Sychar . Samaria . Jacob's Well . Living Water - Eternal Life . Genesis/Bereshith . Gospel of John . Issac . Esau . Rebekah . Jacob . Jabbok . Jacob - Israel . Peniel . Padan-aram . Israel . Abraham . Bethel . Canaan . Bethuel . Laban . Beer-sheba . Haran . Luz . Promises . Sunday School Lesson
The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 21:1a,10-22 (Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scripture: Genesis 27:19-29; 28:1-4,10-22; 32:22-30; 35:9-15) for October 27, 2013.
Sychar, a village at the foot of Mount Ebal in Samaria, near Jacob's well; now Iskar.
Samaria (Shomeron) (watch tower) visited by Christ. Capital of the Kingdom of the Ten Tribes. To the east are the ruins of the Church of St. John, with its ancient Hebrew tombs.
Issac, marries Rebecca, blesses his sons, his death.
Esau, son of Issac, sells his birthright, deprived of the blessing, his anger against Jacob, & reconciliation. (His descendants: Genesis 36; I Chronicles 1:35).
Rebekah or Rebecca, history of: Genesis 22; 24:15,67; 27:6,42; 49:31; Romans 9:10
Jacob (he supplants), obtains the blessing, sent to Padan-aram, vision & vow, vision of God's host, prayer, wrestles with an angel, reconciled with Esau, builds an altar.
Jacob's Well, a fountain near Shechem.
Jabbok (pouring out), a river on the east side of the Jordan.
Jacob - Israel (God fights), Jacob so called.
Peniel or Penuel (face of God), a place on the east of Jordan, scene of Jacob's wrestling with an angel.
Bethuel (house of God).
Laban, hospitable. Gave Jacob his two daughters. Envies & oppresses him. (Made a Covenant with him: Genesis 31:43).
Haran (mountainous), Jacob flees to Laban at.
Luz (almond tree), ancient name of Bethel.
Genesis 28 ... Jacob is blessed, & sent to Padan-aram: his vision & God's promise in a dream. The stone at Beth-el. Jacob's vow. ... Issac blesseth Jacob & sendeth him to Padan-aram. Esau marrieth Mahalath, the daughter of Ishamel. The vision of Jacob's ladder.
Verse 1 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriages with Gentiles, Objected to
Verses 10,11 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Travelling, Sleeping Out of Doors
Verse 12 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream
(Genesis 28:2; 27:41; 11:1-9 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)
Verses 13,14,15 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream
Verse 15 ... The Upright are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals)
Verses 16,17 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision
(Galatians 3:8; Genesis 35:6; Isaiah 6:5)
Verse 18 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision
Verse 19 ... Other Nations; The Canaanites; Gentile Names of Places in Canaan
Verses 20,21,22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Covenants, Vows, & Oaths; Instances of Vows, by Jacob
Verse 20 ... Food & Clothing Provided for the Lord's Children
Verse 22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Taxes For Sacred Purposes; Tithes, Vowed by Jacob.