Category Archives: Role of the Man

Abram And Lot Separate – Lot Was Not “With” Abram

Abram and lot separateGenesis 12 tells us that when Abram left Haran (at 75), that Lot went with him. But few people understand that Abram and Lot separate within that very year.

So Abram departed as Yehovah had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. (Gen 12:4)

What do we know about Lot? Here is the first and second time he is mentioned in Genesis.

This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. (Gen 11:27)

And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s woman, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. (Gen 11:31)

To understand who Lot is we must first understand who Terah and Haran are.

Terah was, until he left Babylon (via Ur), the head of Nimrod’s host for more than 50 years; and he was a very wealthy man. He bore Haran (and then Nahor) 32 years before Abram was born.

Haran was what I like to call a “fence-sitter,” neither cold or hot for Yehovah and His eternal and unchanging ways. Through a series of events which began with a sign in the heavens at the birth of Abram and concluded with Abram confronting his father (Terah), and then Nimrod himself, for encouraging ha·a·dams’s seed to worship images, both Haran (82) and Abram (50) are thrown into Nimrod’s fiery furnace. Haran was thrown in because of a lie Terah told to protect himself. You will have to read the links above to understand that story fully.

So, if Abram was 50, Lot had to be approximately 43; and the entitled son of Haran, the first-born son of Terah, the head of Nimrod’s host and the only heir of his father Haran.

We saw last time, after Nimrod called Abram out of the fiery furnace, that 200 men joined themselves to Abram and became his servants; and they and their families stayed at Terah’s house for 2 years. As Haran’s heir, Lot not only has his own home and servants, but also his father’s home and all his servants.

And now, 25 years later Abram is leaving the second time for Canaan (he has already lived there for 15 years and Haran for 8) and Lot is now going with him. Abram leaves the second time with around 1000+ people going with him (perhaps as many as 600 are men) and hundreds of sheep, goats and cattle.

But feeding this many people and animals in a drought is difficult and Abram is forced to go to Egypt. We talk about  his visit there at length in our class today.

Look at how Genesis 13 starts.

Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his woman and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. (Gen 13:1)

All that Abram had, and he had a LOT of men, servants, cattle, silver and gold; but Lot and all he had was not part of Abram’s possessions.

Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents. (Gen 13:5)

Lot was “with him,” but he did not obey Abram nor learn from him.

Was there anyone who went with Abram who did not obey him? Look what Yasher says about Lot.

Jasher 15:35 And Lot the son of Haran, Abram’s brother, had a heavy stock of cattle, flocks and herds and tents, for Yehovah was bountiful to him on account of Abram.
36 And when Abram was dwelling in the land the herdsmen of Lot quarreled with the herdsmen of Abram, for their property was too great for them to remain together in the land, and the land could not bear them on account of their cattle.
37 And when Abram’s herdsmen went to feed their flock they would not go into the fields of the people of the land, but the cattle of Lot’s herdsmen did otherwise, for they were suffered to feed in the fields of the people of the land [we will see that the “people of the land” are all men, Canaan’s seed].
38 And the people of the land saw this occurrence daily, and they came to Abram and quarreled with him on account of Lot’s herdsmen.
39 And Abram said to Lot, What is this thou art doing to me, to make me despicable to the inhabitants of the land, that thou orders thy herdsman to feed thy cattle in the fields of other people? Dost thou not know that I am a stranger in this land among Canaan’s seed, and why wilt thou do this unto me?
40 And Abram quarreled daily with Lot on account of this, but Lot would not listen to Abram, and he continued to do the same, and the inhabitants of the land came and told Abram.

Abram and Lot Separate

If one of the men or servants, who Abram is teaching and leading, were to disobey him they would be asked to leave. Those whom Abram leads MUST follow his directions or they will not be allowed to stay. But it is a different story for a relative who is simply “with” you. Listen to how Abram addresses Lot.

So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between thee and me, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we are brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? Please separate from me. If thou take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if thou go to the right, then I will go to the left.” (Gen 13:8-9)

In Yasher he says it like this.

Yasher 15:42 But I pray thee separate from me, go and choose a place where thou may dwell with thy cattle and all belonging to thee, but keep thyself at a distance from me, thou and thy household. [Lot’s household is not Abram’s household.]
43 And be not afraid in going from me, for if any one do an injury to thee, let me know and I will avenge thy cause from him, only remove from me.

I think Lot was “with” Abram for two reasons; the blessing he received and the protection he enjoyed while he was “with” him. This makes me wonder, “what about Lot made him a righteous man?” Did he escape the burning at Sodom because he was righteous, or was it perhaps because of the words Abram spoke when Abram and Lot separated? Time will tell.

Abram and Lot Separate – Lot was Not “With” Abram

2G17 Genesis 13 and Yasher 14 – 15
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Fall of Man / Fall of Ha Adam

fall of man, Genesis 3I really wanted to make the title of this blog “the fall of the man” but for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) purposes I had to make it less precise and call it the fall of man. When most folks hear the words the fall of man they tend to think “the fall of man-kind, or perhaps, the fall of human-kind. Really, the fall of man-kind is not bad; if, it were understood as eesh-kind or male-kind, but it takes time to train our mind to think in those terms. This is a subtle distinction, but one that we must embrace if we want to understand the instructions which Yehovah gave through Moses.

After the fall of man, Yehovah came to the garden. Who was it that He called to? Did Yehovah ever talk to the woman before she had disobeyed her man? What did Yehovah tell her?

The first time the man, “the adam” is called “Adam” with no definite article “the” before it, was after the fall when Yehovah was pronouncing on him the consequence for listening to his woman and not obeying His Elohim.

Now man has become “like one of us” … – what is that about? There is no “us”!

And what is Yehovah saying when He tells the serpent that He will put enmity between his seed and the woman’s seed? Does a woman have seed? Does a snake have seed that we need to worry about? Perhaps this seed is spiritual seed, and we need some better understandings from the words which Yehovah spoke through His prophets. I am going to suggest a possible answer which will not agree with the doctrines and traditions of men that most “Christians” and “Messianics” want to believe.

Finally, who was it that was kicked out of the garden after the fall of man? You may be surprised to find out. Remember: As “bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh” – she, is he!

So much to learn, so little time; and this is just the third chapter.

I delight to do Your will, O my Elohim (my only lawmaker and judge), and Your Torah is within my heart.” (Psa 40:8)

The Fall Of Man

2G03 Genesis 3:1-20 – The Fall Of Man
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Levirate Marriage

Levirate MarriageThe instructions given to Yehovah’s Ezrach men concerning the “levirate marriage” is all about preserving  the name of thy brother, another man of Israel, by producing a seed/son for him. We take our brother’s woman to our self in order to produce a son to inherit our dead brother’s land, position and preserve his name in the earth.

“If brothers [אחים, ach] dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not come to a man [לאישׁ, eesh] outside [זר, zoor]; her husband’s brother [יבמה, yaw·vawm’] shall go to her and take [ולקחה, law·kach’] her to himself, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her [ויבמה׃, yaw·vawm’]. And it shall be that the firstborn son [הבכור, bek·ore’] which she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. (Deu 25:5-6)

Because of Yehovah’s instructions concerning the levirate marriage a husband’s brother [יבמ, yaw·vawm’], through the same woman can produce a first-born son for his dead brother and one for himself as well. Wow!

In this context I discussed the story of Tamar and in the story of Naomi and Ruth, and we get to see Torah being lived out right before our eyes; as we see the near of kin, redeeming of the land which was previously sold, and the levirate marriage instructions in action. I also talked about the Hallmark movie called “Loving Leah.” There was much of it I did not like, but I am always such a sucker for a “chick flick.” 🙂

Other topics I discussed in this lesson were Divorce and Remarriage and A Man Shall Die For His Own Sin.

Levirate Marriage

2D13 Deuteronomy 24-25 – Levirate Marriage
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Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

Genesis 2 reveals much about the duties and responsibilities for a man and his woman. Failure to understand these principles will corrupt all our further “understandings” and lead us in ways that Yehovah never intended.

Was it the man or his woman who was created in Yehovah’s image? Why is it that practically every time in this chapter my New King James Version says either “Adam” or “man” when the Hebrew says that it should say “the man”? And the 2 times that the NKJV actually translates “man” correctly was when it was a different Hebrew word altogether (אישׁ – eesh).

Who was it that Yehovah spoke to, “the man” or his woman ? What were the circumstances concerning the creation of ‘the man’ and his woman in Genesis 2? Why was she created? What does “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh actually mean”? What does it mean when a man becomes “one flesh” with his woman?

The answers to all these questions will be found as we go through this material in Genesis 2.

Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

2G02 Genesis 2
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