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18 And Joseph said unto his/t 52 And the name of the second father, Not so, my father: for this called he Ephraim: for God hath is the firstborn; put thy right hand caused me to be fruitful in the land upon his head.

of my affliction. 19 And his father refused, and

GEN. XXIX:35–B. C. 1749 said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and 35 And she conceived again, and he also shall be great: but truly his bare a son; and she said, Now will younger brother shall be greater I praise the Lord: therefore she than he, and his seed shall become called his name Judah; and left a multitude of nations.

bearing 20 And he blessed them that day | GEN. XXV:24-28%B. C. 1838 saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim § 24 | And when her days to be and as Manasseh: and he set Eph

delivered were fulfilled, behold, raim before Manasseh.

there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red, all GEN. XLI:50-52—B. C. 1715

over like a hairy garment: and

they called his name, Esau. 50 And unto Joseph were born 26 And after that came his two sons, before the years of fam- brother out, and his hand took ine came: which Asenath the hold on Esau's heel; and his name daughter of Potipherah priest of was called Jacob: and Issac was On, bare unto him.

threescore years old, when she bare * 51 And Joseph called the name them. of the first born Manasseh: for 27 And the boys grew; and Esau God, said he, hath made me forget was a cunning hunter, a man of the all my toil, and all my father's field: and Jacob was a plain man, house.

dwelling in tents. *Gen. 41:50-51-Manasseh, That is, Forgetting by begetting the Twelve Tribes of Manasseh. +Gen. 41:52—Ephraim, That is, Fruitful, by crossing and being crossed by each of the Twelve Tribes of Jacob. Gen. 29:35—Judah, That is, Praise, That symbolizes God's dealings with Judah, which is the result of his acts under the guidance of the Lord in the last days or this shows the result of the acts of Judah as a preacher, and as an actor and as an orator and as a cunning artificer of the House of Israel. SGen. 25:24-28-Jacob, That is, Supplanter. Jacob supplanted Esau twice. First by marrying in his own kin (the most powerful of the earth) and second by the conquest of Esau's homeland in Britain.

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28 And Isaac loved Esau, be- 2 And I will make my covenant cause he did eat of his venison: but between me and thee, and will Rebecca loved Jacob.

multiply thee exceedingly. GEN. XXI:1-5-B. C. 1897

3 And Abram fell on his face:

and God talked with him, saying, 11 1 And the Lord visited Sarah

4 As for me, behold, my coveas he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

nant is with thee, and thou shalt

be a father of many nations. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at

5 Neither shall thy name any the set time, of which God had more be called Abram, but thy spoken to him.

name shall be Abraham; for a 3 And Abraham called the name

father of many nations have I of his son, that was born unto him, made thee. whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 6 And I will make thee exceed

4 And Abraham circumcised his ing fruitful, and I will make nason Isaac, being eight days old, as tions of thee, and kings shall come God had commanded him.

out of thee. 5 And Abraham was a hundred

7 And I will establish my coveyears old, when his son Isaac was nant between me and thee and thy born unto him.

seed after thee in their generations,

for an everlasting covenant, to be GEN. XVII:1-8—B. C. 1898

a God unto thee and to thy seed

after thee. O 1 And when Abram was ninety 8 And I will give unto thee, and years old and nine, the LORD ap- to thy seed after thee, the land peared to Abram, and said unto wherein thou art a stranger, all the him, I am the Almighty God; walk land of Canaan, for an everlasting before me, and be thou perfect. possession; and I will be their God. ||Gen. 21:1-5—Isaac, That is, Laughter. As Sarah laughed at the thought of becoming a mother in her old age, so we laugh at the idea of being Israel: but when Isaac was born she laughed for joy, so we will laugh when Israel is known. Gen. 17:1-8—Abraham, That is, A multitude of nations. These texts are set in reversal as in Levit. 26:42—Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember, and I will remember the land.

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11 Lawyer. 12 Diplomat. 13 General business manager. 14 Engineer. 15 Army officer. 16 Physician and surgeon. 17 Banker. 18 Judah is usually of medium height with strong expressive features, short and strong nose, but it may be fairly long, brown eyes, generally dark complexion. Judah holds a large place in "The House of Israel a goodly number of the tribe of Judah must have gone into captivity to Assyria. Emblem, The lion.

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