Go forth

The third reading from the “Bible in a year” that starts in the book of Genesis is named “go forth.” The first verse says, “Now the LORD (YHVH) said to Abram, ‘Go forth (lech lecha לך לך) from your country.’” This study introduces Abraham and tells the story of his pilgrimage in pursuit of God.
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You will also find study guides by chapter and advanced study of the original languages following the Bible study outline. While it is our belief that many of the letters of the New Testament were originally written in Aramaic and/ or Hebrew, the Greek texts are used for study even when there are known Hebrew manuscripts (eg. Mathew and Hebrews).


Bible Study Outline:

Listen to all the Bible study below or click the link to read them at biblegateway.com in your favorite translation:

 

Penteteuch/ Torah Outline

  • Genesis 12:1 | The Call of Abram
  • Genesis 12:10 | Abram and Sarai in Egypt
  • Genesis 13:1 | Abram and Lot Separate
  • Genesis 14:1 | Lot’s Captivity and Rescue
  • Genesis 14:17 | Abram Blessed by Melchizedek
  • Genesis 15:1 | God’s Covenant with Abram
  • Genesis 16:1 | The Birth of Ishmael
  • Genesis 17:1 | The Sign of the Covenant

Writings Outline

  • 2 Kings 22 | Josiah and a RE-Discovered Torah Scroll

Prophets Outline

  • Isaiah 40:1 | God’s People Are Comforted with the gospl
  • Isaiah 41:1 | Israel Assured of God’s Help

Gospels Outline

  •  Mathew 22 | Invitation to the Wedding Feast
  • (Greek Audio) (Interlinear)

Mathew Chapter 22 Study Guide

Letters Outlines

  • Colossians 2 | The Roles of the House of Israel versus the House of Judah
  • (Greek Audio) (Interlinear)

Colossians Chapter 2 Study Guide

  • Hebrews 13 | Brotherly Love in the Community of the Bride
  • (Greek Audio) (Interlinear)

Hebrews Chapter 13 Study Guide

  • 1 John 3 | The Definition of Sin in the “New” Testament is the same as the “Old”
  • (Greek Audio) (Interlinear)

1 John Chapter 3 Study Guide

  • Revelation 19 | Victory Songs and the wedding feast
  • (Greek Audio) (Interlinear)

Revelation Chapter 19 Study Guide


Abraham encountered God, and it changed his life. We have all sorts of different names for this experience. Some call it a conversion. Others refer to it as being “born again.” To others it is a “spiritual awakening.” Regardless of what we call it, it is pure joy. It is a conversion of the heart, a spiritual awakening of the soul; it is a new birth. This “new birth” experience didn’t just become possible at “Pentecost”. That was merely an extension of what already existed; a qahal (assembly/ ekklesia/ church) that gentiles were now able to be grafted into as it was promised to Abram. A marriage covenant, if you will.

God takes marriage very seriously. In the Bible, adultery is a sin punishable by death. Today, people change partners and spouses more often than their apartments and houses. Nevertheless, God has not changed how He feels about marriage. He still holds the marriage union as sacred.

Pharaoh abducted Abraham’s wife Sarah for his harem, but he never did get around to consorting with his new bride. Rather than let Sarah’s marriage be defiled, God struck the unsuspecting Pharaoh and his household with a painful, disabling disease. This is a good example of how something seemingly bad can actually be meant for good. Pharaoh probably could not see any good in the fact that he was sick with some awful disease, but that disease spared him from committing a great sin.

Pharaoh probably consulted with his wise men and priests, who identified the phenomenon as some sort of divine disfavor. They determined that Sarah, the new addition to the household, must be the source of the problem. They put two and two together and realized she must have been a married woman. Pharaoh’s affliction was a punishment for attempting to transgress the bounds of marriage.

Jesus/ Y’shua addresses this and Paul expounds on it in the “New Testament”. It’s one of the most profound enlightenments of Scripture that I have yet to encounter.


Hidden Aleph-Tav’s

In the Hebrew Scriptures there are hidden aleph-tav’s [את]  that aren’t usually translated into English. But they are very enlightening when we read them.

In Genesis 12:5 the first time we see את in front of Sarai is when she departs with Abram from Ur. Abraham and Sarah are the father and mother of the One True Faith (Eph 4:5) for those who seek to follow righteousness according to Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; when he was but one I called him, then I blessed him and multiplied him.

In Gen 12:14 when the Egyptians see Sarai for the first time they look at את the woman.

Notice in Gen 13:16 and 16:10 the precise placement of the את in regard to Abram’s seed; it is את seed in Abram that is promised to be multiplied as the את dust of the earth. Signifying both יהוה through את is the one doing the multiplying.

In Gen 12:7 we see that the את land promised to Abram belongs to יהוה and the covenant with the land is made with both יהוה through את.

In Gen 15:8 when Abram asks יהוה how will he know he will inherit what יהוה promises, Adonai then ask Abram to bring Him animals for sacrifice to enter into blood covenant but when Abram brings the requested animals, it is clear that the presence of Y’shua is upon the sacrifices by virtue of where the את symbol is placed.

In Gen 15:18 both יהוה and את are manifested as the smoking furnace and a flaming torch” who make the covenant with Abram, while Abram is sleeping.

The first and only time we see an את in front of Hagar’s name is when Sarai gives her to wed Abram in Gen 16:3 And after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, took Sarai, wife of Abram, את Hagar, her Egyptian maid and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife…signifying she was now in את covenant with the את seed of Abram.

In Gen 17:5 יהוה Father through את Y’shua changes Abram’s name to Abraham. In Gen 17:7-9 the everlasting covenant that is made with Abraham and his descendants is with יהוה Father through את Y’shua.

In Gen 17:11, 14 and 23 regarding circumcision notice it is את flesh of Abraham and his descendants that will be required to be circumcised for the covenant.

We know from Gen 17:19 that את names Isaac, as יהוה Father through את establishes His covenant with him, clearly both יהוה and את working together as ONE the plan of redemption.

 


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For Deeper Language Learning

Hebrew “Word of the Week” by Hebrew4Christians.com

Greek “Greek of the Week


Psalms in a Week

Sunday- 1-29

Monday- 30-50

Tuesday- 51-72

Wednesday- 73-89

Thursday- 90-106

Friday- 107-119

Saturday- 120-150