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Understanding the language of the Bible is critical. The language of the N.T. is written in the later Greek, and the writers applied the Greek to subjects on which it had never been used by native Greek writers. The things concerning Jewish affairs, their theology, and rituals. I have committed the work of the Greek dictionary found within, to assist in your personal study, and in repelling those who choose to distort the word. Acquaint yourself with the language of the Greek N.T., you will find it to be of an indispensable importance.
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From Adam to Terah who was Abram’s father, God had dealt with the Gentile nations for 2000 years. Terah was the ancestor of the great families of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Midianites, Moabites, and Ammorites.
Abram was born about the year 2008 B.C., two years after the death of Noah. Even though there were nine generations between them, sin had again raised its ugly head. Men like Nimrod, places like the land of Shinar, and structures such as the tower of Babel, a tower so high as to reach the heavens.
The Lord said of this people, “Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language, and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do,” reminds me of the times before the flood when the Lord said, “That every imagination of the thoughts of his (man’s) heart was only evil continually.”
Obviously God had enough of these people, so he took for himself one man named Abram. Now Abram descended from Noah was in the line of Shem, upon whose family the promised blessing was given.
Terah surely knew about the flood, and the reason God had destroyed every living person except for the eight. Terah lived beyond the Euphrates and had become an idolater with all who dwelled in the land, Josh.24:2. He lived in the place called Ur of the Chaldees, Gen.11:28.
The first rudiments of astronomy as a science are traced to this region; and here also one of the earliest forms of idolatry, the worship of the heavens, usually called Tsabaism. During the 350 years which had passed between the flood and the birth of Abram, this and other idolatrous superstitions had once again corrupted the human race.
While Abram was still in the place of Ur “the God of glory” appeared to him and said unto him, “Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and go into the land which I shall show thee;” and so firm was Abram’s faith in the providence of God, that although the place of his future habitation was not known; or of the nature of the country; or the character of its inhabitants; he nevertheless obeyed, “and went out not knowing whither he went.”
Terah, Nabor who was Abram’s brother, and Lot his nephew, accompanied Abram on the journey; giving us the idea that, if the family had formerly been idolatrous, they had now turned from their old ways.
God’s will and master plan was now put into action. From these idolatrous Gentiles he would bring forth the root for those He called, Exod.19:5-6, “a peculiar people” a “treasure unto me (God) above all people: for all the earth is mine.” “And you shall be unto me (God) a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation” a promise yet unfulfilled.
So God’s will and plan of redemption was put into motion beginning with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jacob’s 12 sons, from them would the Savior and Redeemer of the World come. But alas, in due course, the Jews would also become an idolatrous nation, as were those before the flood and soon after the flood; an ungrateful nation who would not hear, nor fear the Lord. And so another 2000 years passed from Abraham to Christ.
About 4 B.C., came the miraculous birth of the Christ child, who is 1 Tim.3:16, K.J.V. “God manifest in the flesh” meaning Matt.1:23, “God with us!” And through His finished work of the cross and His resurrection from the dead the Christian Church was born; born of both faithful Jews and Gentiles. And now once and for all the wall of separation between the two nations has been broken down forever.
Another 2000 years have now passed since the birth of the Christian Church, and history appears to be repeating itself once again. Except for a small remnant of true believers who remain faithful among the 6 billion people of the earth, mankind has again fallen into Idolatry. It’s been 6000 years since Adam’s fall, and Jesus words concerning the signs of the end are upon us!
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