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19 And his father refused, and caused me to be fruitful in the land said, I know it, my son, I know it: of my affliction. he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his GEN. XXX:9-11—B. C. 1748 younger brother shall be greater | 9 9 When Leah saw that she had than he, and his seed shall become left bearing, she took Zilpah her a multitude of nations.

maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 20 And he blessed them that day, 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare saying, In thee shall Israel bless, Jacob a son. saying, God make thee as Ephraim 11 And Leah said, A troop and as Manasseh: and he set Eph- cometh: and she called his name raim before Manasseh.


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GEN. XLI:50-52—B. C 1715 GEN. XXV:24-28-B. C. 1838

50 And unto Joseph were born $ 24 And when her days to be two sons, before the years of fam- delivered were fulfilled, behold, ine came: which Asenath the there were twins in her womb. daughter of Potipherah priest of 25 And the first came out red, all On, bare unto him.

over like a hairy garment: and * 51 And Joseph called the name they called his name, Esau. of the first born Manasseh: for 26 And after that came his God, said he, hath made me forget brother out, and his hand took all my toil, and all my father's hold on Esau's heel; and his name house.

was called Jacob: and Issac was † 52 And the name of the second threescore years old, when she bare called he Ephraim: for God hath them. *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. 30:9-11-Gad, That is, A troop, That symbolizes God's dealings with Gad 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 Gad, who cannot overcome the procedure, precedents and technical decisions of the troop Dan in the House of Israel. ŞGen. 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.

27 And the boys grew; and Esau him, I am the Almighty God; walk as a cunning hunter, a man of the before me, and be thou perfect. eld: and Jacob was a plain man, 2 And I will make my covenant welling in tents.

between me and thee, and will 28 And Isaac loved Esau, be- multiply thee exceedingly. ause he did eat of his venison: but

3 And Abram fell on his face: Rebecca loved Jacob.

and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my coveLEN. XXI:1-5—B. C. 1897

nant is with thee, and thou shalt 19 And the Lord visited Sarah be a father of many nations. I as he had said, and the LORD did

5 Neither shall thy name any Junto Sarah as he had spoken. more be called Abram, but thy

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare name shall be Abraham; for a Abraham a son in his old age, at father of many nations have. I the set time, of which God had made thee. spoken to him.

6 And I will make thee exceed3 And Abraham called the name ing fruitful, and I will make naof his son, that was born unto him, tions of thee, and kings shall come whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. out of thee.

4 And Abraham circumcised his 7 And I will establish my coveson Isaac, being eight days old, as nant between me and thee and thy God had commanded him.

seed after thee in their generations, 5 And Abraham was a hundred for an everlasting covenant, to be years old, when his son Isaac was a God unto thee and to thy seed born unto him.

after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and GEN. XVII:1-8B. C. 1911

to thy seed after thee, the land O • Is And when Abram was ninety wherein thou art a stranger, all the vears old and nine, the LORD ap- land of Canaan, for an everlasting peared to Abram, and said unto 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.


1 Justice

A troop

2 “... The lawgiver's portion reserved ..." R. V.

3 Independent thinkers.

4 Retentive memory.

5 Honest and faithful as a rule.

6 They will contend for their rights and privileges.

7 Active.

8 Physically strong, Тall of statue, with rather long necks. Generally narrow between the eyes. Complexion fair with blue eyes, Light or brown hair.










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