Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
|0||Ur||Birth of Abram|
|?||Ur||Terah leaves Ur (which worshipped the moon God Nanna) with Abram and Lot|
|75||Haran (Hebron)||Abram leaves Haran.|
| Great tree of Moreh
at Shechem (Hebron?)
| Lord promised him that land. |
Canaanites were in the land.
| Hills east of Bethuel|
Between Bethel an Ai.
| Built altar.|
Call upon name of YHWH
|continued toward negev|
|Famine||Egypt||said wife was sister|
|from place to place||Lot with him.|
| Bethel. |
Between Bethel and Ai.
Place of first altar
| Called upon name of YHWH.|
Canaanites of Perizites in the land.
Lot and Abram separate.
Lot chooses plain of Jordon toward the east and the cities of the plain near Sodom.
Lord promised Abram the land.
Descendants likened to dust
| Great trees of Mamre the Amorite|
(brother of Eshcol & Aner)
|Build and altar|
|14th year of Chedorlaomer.||Pursued to Dan. Routed to Hobah north of Damascus||Lot rescued by Abram, Aner, Eshcol, & Mamre.|
| Valley of Shaveh|
The kings valley
|offers tenth to Melchi-zedek|
|After this|| Lord promises Abram an heir (other than Eliezer of Damascus).|
Descendants likened to stars.
Heifer, goat, and ram.
|Sun setting|| Deep sleep. Horror of darkness|
prophecy of 400 year slavery. 4th generation.
|Sun set and darkness fallen|| Blazing torch.|
Land promised to Abram
|In the land 10 years||Hagar pregnant, flees to Lot in Sodom to avoid circumcision|
| Spring in the desert beside road to Shur|
well, Beer Lahai Roi, between Kadesh and Bered
| Angel of the Lord|
Will increase your descendants beyond count
You shall name him Ishmael
You are the God who sees me
Changes name to Abraham.
Promises the land.
Sarai renamed Sarah
You will call him Isaac this time next year
Ishmael will be father of 12 rulers
|On that day||Ishmael and every male circumcised|
|Heat of the day|| Abrahams tent near|
the Great trees of Mamre.
| 3 Visiters.|
I will return to you this time next year and Sarah will have a son.
| Negev between Kadesh and Shur|
|Tells Abimelech at Gerar that Sarah was his sister|
|100||Sarah gives birth to Isaac.|
|8 days old||Circumcised Isaac|
|Next morning|| Ishmael sent away.|
Desert of Beersheba
Angel of God
Desert of Paran. Archer. Wife from Egypt
|At that time||Beersheba|| Well stolen by Abimelek|
treaty of Beersheba with Abimolech
|A long time||Land of the Philistines|
|Some time later||God tell him to sacrifice Isaac on a mt in the region of Moriah (Jerusalem)|
|Next morning||Abraham Leaves|
|On the third day|| Saw the place in the distance|
Leaves the servants
Angel of the Lord
Calls that place "the Lord will provide"
Descendants likened to stars and sand
|Some time later||Told that Milcah bore sons to Nahor|
|Sarah was 127.||Hebron. (Kiriath Arba) in Canaan|| Sarah dies.|
Abraham buys cave of Machpelah & field & trees near Mamre
|Abraham very old||Rebekah|
|175.||Abraham dies. buried by Isaac in cave of Machpelah at Mamre|
|140.||Isaac, 40 yrs old, marries Rebekah|
|160.||Jacob and Essau born when Isaac is 60 yrs old|
|200||Beersheba|| Essau, 40 yrs old, marries Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite.|
Jacob flees to Laban in Haran & begins working 7 yrs for Leah.
|207||Haran||Jacob begin to work 7 yrs for Rachel|
|214||Haran||Jacob begins to work 20 years for his flocks|
|234||Haran||Jacob stays with Laban for 20 years|
|250 (280-30)||Haran|| Birth of Joseph?|
Jacob leaves Haran
|267.||Joseph, 17 yrs old, dreams.|
|Dothan||Joseph sold to midianites then to Potiphar, captain of the guard.|
|280|| Isaac dies.|
Joseph, 30 yrs old, stands before Pharaoh.
|287||7 Years of famine begin|
|290||Jacob, 130 yrs old, stands before Pharaoh (probably a Passover)|
|Leah||Reuben!|| my first-born thou, My power, and beginning of my strength, |
The abundance of exaltation, And the abundance of strength;
31 And Jehovah seeth that Leah [is] the hated one, and He openeth her womb, and Rachel [is] barren;
32 and Leah conceiveth, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Reuben, for she said, `Because Jehovah hath looked on mine affliction; because now doth my husband love me.'
33 And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith, `Because Jehovah hath heard that I [am] the hated one, He also giveth to me even this [one];' and she calleth his name Simeon.
34 And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith, `Now [is] the time, my husband is joined unto me, because I have born to him three sons,' therefore hath [one] called his name Levi.
35 And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith this time, `I praise Jehovah;' therefore hath she called his name Judah; and she ceaseth from bearing.
|Simeon and Levi|| [are] brethren! Instruments of violence -- their espousals!|
Into their secret, come not, O my soul!
|Judah!|| thou -- thy brethren praise thee! |
Thy hand [is] on the neck of thine enemies,
|Leah||Issacher|| [is] a strong ass, Crouching between the two folds;|
And he seeth rest that [it is] good, And the land that [it is] pleasant,
17 And God hearkeneth unto Leah, and she conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, a fifth,
18 and Leah saith, `God hath given my hire, because I have given my maid-servant to my husband;' and she calleth his name Issachar.
19 And conceive again doth Leah, and she beareth a sixth son to Jacob,
20 and Leah saith, `God hath endowed me -- a good dowry; this time doth my husband dwell with me, for I have borne to him six sons;' and she calleth his name Zebulun;
21 and afterwards hath she born a daughter, and calleth her name Dinah.
|Zebulun|| at a haven of the seas doth dwell, And he [is] for a haven of ships; |
And his side [is] unto Zidon.
|Zilpah||Gad!||a troop assaulteth him, But he assaulteth last.||
9 And Leah seeth that she hath ceased from bearing, and she taketh Zilpah her maid-servant, and giveth her to Jacob for a wife;
10 and Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant, beareth to Jacob a son,
11 and Leah saith, `A troop is coming;' and she calleth his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant, beareth a second son to Jacob,
13 and Leah saith, `Because of my happiness, for daughters have pronounced me happy;' and she calleth his name Asher.
14 And Reuben goeth in the days of wheat-harvest, and findeth love-apples in the field, and bringeth them in unto Leah, his mother, and Rachel saith unto Leah, `Give to me, I pray thee, of the love-apples of thy son.'
15 And she saith to her, `Is thy taking my husband a little thing, that thou hast taken also the love-apples of my son?' and Rachel saith, `Therefore doth he lie with thee to-night, for thy son's love-apples.'
16 And Jacob cometh in from the field at evening; and Leah goeth to meet him, and saith, `Unto me dost thou come in, for hiring I have hired thee with my son's love-apples;' and he lieth with her during that night.
|Out of Asher||his bread [is] fat; And he giveth dainties of a king.|
|Rachel||Joseph|| [is] a fruitful son; A fruitful son by a fountain, Daughters step over the wall;|
And embitter him -- yea, they have striven, Yea, hate him do archers;
22 And God remembereth Rachel, and God hearkeneth unto her, and openeth her womb,
23 and she conceiveth and beareth a son, and saith, `God hath gathered up my reproach;'
24 and she calleth his name Joseph, saying, `Jehovah is adding to me another son.'
|Benjamin!||a wolf teareth; In the morning he eateth prey, And at evening he apportioneth spoil.'|
|Bilhah||Dan|| doth judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel;|
Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path,
1And Rachel seeth that she hath not borne to Jacob, and Rachel is envious of her sister, and saith unto Jacob, `Give me sons, and if there is none -- I die.'
2 And Jacob's anger burneth against Rachel, and he saith, `Am I in stead of God who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?'
3 And she saith, `Lo, my handmaid Bilhah, go in unto her, and she doth bear on my knees, and I am built up, even I, from her;'
4 and she giveth to him Bilhah her maid-servant for a wife, and Jacob goeth in unto her;
5 and Bilhah conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son,
6 and Rachel saith, `God hath decided for me, and also hath hearkened to my voice, and giveth to me a son;' therefore hath she called his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid-servant, conceiveth again, and beareth a second son to Jacob,
8 and Rachel saith, `With wrestlings of God I have wrestled with my sister, yea, I have prevailed;' and she calleth his name Napthali.
|Naphtali||[is] a hind sent away, Who is giving beauteous young ones.|