Two Clouds Of Eyewitnesses -
Despite a last moment, yet short-
He also told the young men that they would both be returning after worshipping Yahuw'ah (Genesis 22:5). So he knew that a ram was going to be provided for the sacrifice.
Anyway, Sarah would not be in any mood to do it all again. So this was just a test. At the right moment he heard what he was expecting. The script was already written, only he was not privy to it. He had seen surprises like this many times before in his life.
Evidently it was necessary, it being the sign required for ongoing access to El Shadday and El Elyown and giving faith its legal basis. Male foreskin removal was never meant to be just a religious or cultural ritual, setting Abraham and his descendants apart from the world.
Going to the heart of the human-
In John 6:44-
Never underestimate the surprise element when dealing with one's Creator. Life is never boring. Planet ATAR is full of so many surprises, which this author has discovered numerous times.
Consequently there was no crisis, just a guided mystery tour, all choreographed down to the last moment like those creation events in Genesis 1 and 2, yet with a lesson attached.
Furthermore it was customary for patriarchal heads (11:20-
Yowceph's hunch therefore about his bones going back to Kena'an was not only a custom, but his grandfather Abraham had said this would happen anyway (Genesis 15:13-
Mosheh's parents (11:23) were worried about his safety and trusted El Shadday that a solution would be found. Most babies are beautiful and cute. Thanks to the king’s daughter he was discovered and raised in Pharaoh Sobekhotep IV’s household.
Did this prince of Mitsrayim refuse to be called the "son of Pharaoh's daughter" (11:24-
What reproach of Christ with its greater riches did he prefer to the treasures of Mitsrayim? He had never even heard of El Elyown until addressed from the Burning Bush (Exodus 3).
It was common sense which compelled him to escape Mitsrayim for forty years after killing the taskmaster and presumably being dobbed in by his fellow Hebrews.
Now here is something for those who believe that the Bible is the "inerrant Word of God", whatever that means.
In 11:27 it says, "By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible." He saw the invisible THEOS or LORD God.
Wow! He saw the one whom no man has ever seen or can see. The author of Hebrews, a friend of Paul, broke rank here with his friend. In addition, against Paul he even dared to place God/THEOS in Heaven with his own throne (see Hebrews 1:3,13 and 12:22-
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