11:1-9. The Nations Scattered.

A  E  a  1. Unity.
        b 2. Shinar.
         F 3,4. The Tower. Man's building.
         F 5. The Tower. God's inspection.
    E  a 6,7. Unity.
       b 8,9. Babel.
2185 B.C.

Genesis 11)

1 And the whole people of the earth was of one language, and of one speech. (The chapter begins with man's attempt to unify mankind, and ends with God's new provision to unify all in blessing with Abraham's Seed.)

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed eastward, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar (= Babylon); and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another (Sin with their tongue punished in the same manner), "Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly." (Burning them in fire, not waiting for the Sun). And they made brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.(= bitumen, so tenacious today that detachment almost impossible, compare slime of Babel with the jewels of Zion)
4 And they said, "Go to, let us build a city and a tower, whose top is with the heavens (i.e. with the Zodiac depicted on it); and let us make a name (Manifesting independence of God [Elohim]. Nimrod being the rebel leader), lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

5 And the Lord came down (Fig. of Speech, Condescension) to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

6 And God said, "Behold, the people are 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.
7 Go to, let Us go down (this is always in judgment. Here in contrast to man's "Go to, let us go up"), and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

1946 B.C.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there upon the face of the earth (this was to preserve the revelation contained in the Zodiac and the constellations, i.e. God's Zodiac not Man's); and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it is called Babel (= confusion); because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from there did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of the earth. (The result of which was the conversion of the Ethiopian, of Ham. Saul, of Shem, Cornelius of Japheth. Tongues confounded in judgment. Given in Grace. United in glory.)

11:10-26. The Generations Of Shem.

2346 B.C.

10 These are THE GENERATIONS OF SHEM: Shem was 100 years old, and begat Arphaxed two years after the flood:
11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxed 500 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2311 B.C.

12 And Arphaxed lived 550 years and begat Salah:
13 And Arphaxed lived after he begat Salah 403 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2281 B.C.

14 And Salah lived 30 years, and begat Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber 403 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2247 B.C.

16 And Eber lived 430 years and begat Peleg (Peleg was born 14 years before v.9):
17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg (see Luke 3:35, Phalec) 430 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2217 B.C.

18 And Peleg lived 30 years and begat Reu (= friend):
19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu 209 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2185 B.C.

20 And Reu lived 32 years and begat Serug (= branch):
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug 207 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2155 B.C.

22 And Serug lived 30 years, and begat Nahor (= snorting):
23 And Serug live after he begat Nahor 200 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2126 B.C.

24 And Nahor lived 29 years and begat Terah (= traveler):
25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah 119 years, and begat sons and daughters.

2056 B.C.

26 And Terah lived 70 years and begat Abram (= a high father), Nahor (= snorting), and Haran (= a mountaineer).

11:27-25:11. The Generations Of Terah.

Introduction (11:27-30).

A 11:31-22:19. Abram's history: From His Call,
     to his Trial. (Isaac's birth.)
 B 22:20-24. The Posterity of Nahor.
A 23, 24. Abraham's history. His old age.      
     (Isaac's marriage.)
 B 25:1-4. The Posterity of Keturah.
A 25:5-11. Abraham's history. Death. 
     (Isaac's inheritance.)

2056 B.C.

27 Now these are THE GENERATIONS OF TERAH (The "generations of Terah" is the 6th of the 11 "generations" divisions of the Book of Genesis, and stands midway between the generations relating to mankind in general and those of the chosen people): Terah begat Abram (The youngest comes first [born 1996 B.C.] Cp. Shem [10:21], Jacob [25:23], Ephraim [48:20]), Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot (Heb. = a pebble).
28 And Haran died before his father Terah (the first death so recorded) in the land of his nativity, in Ur (= fire, light. West bank of the Euphrates) of the Chaldees (Magicians, astrologers).
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: The name of Abram's wife was Sarai (= my princes); and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah (= queen) the daughter of Haran (his brother's daughter), the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah (= one who looks forth).
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

11:31-22:19. Abram's History.

(Call to Trial).

A C 11:31-12:3. Abram's Call. Promise of Seed.
    D 12:4-9. Sojourn in Canaan.
     E a 12:10-20. Sojourn in Egypt. Denial of Sarai.
        b c 13:1-13. Separation of Lot.
           d 13:14-18. Manifestation of the Land.
            F 14:1-24. War on Sodom. Rescue of Lot by Abram.
             G e 15. Covenant made.
                f 16. Sarai's Policy.
               e 17:1-14. Covenant repeated.
                f 17:15-27. Sarah's blessing.
               e 18:1-15. Covenant renewed.
            F 18:16-19:38. Destruction of Sodom. Rescue of Lot by angels.
      E a 20:1-18. Sojourn in Gerar. Denial of Sarah.
           b   d 21:1-8. Manifestation of the Seed.
            c 21:9-21. Separation of Ishmael.
    D 21:22-34. Sojourn in Gerar.
   C 22:1-19. Abraham's Trial. Blessing of Seed.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter by another wife, his son's Abram's wife: They (others beside those listed) went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldee (a city of great pretensions. Recent excavation shows luxury and attainment. Abraham no nomad), to go into the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran (not Haran but Charran, the frontier town of Babylonian Empire, devoted to worship of the Moon-god), and dwelt there till he died.
32 And the days of Terah were 205 years: and Terah died in Charran.

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