Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Genisis 14

In the days of King Amraphel, Arioch, Chedorlaomer, and Tidal they waged war with Kings Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shember and Bela(That is Zoar).

The Valley of Siddim is the Salt Sea.

Twelve years Chederlaomer was served, the thirteenth year there was rebellion. In the fourteenth year Chederlaomer defeated the people that were rebellious.

It is amazing the amount of detail that is given in this chapter about the valley where Soddom and Gomorrah. It had Bitumen pits (not sure what those are). Some of the kings of Gomorrah fell into the pits. others fled to the hill country.

Lot was also taken from Soddom with all of his possesions.

Those that escaped came to Abram and told him what had happened.

Abram was blessed by Melchizedek. A priest of the God most high)

Abram gave Mechizedek a tenth of everything. The king of soddom wanted to give Abram things, Abram told him no, be did not want the king of Soddom to be able to say that he had made Abram wealthy, so Abram went away with nothing but his nephew and the possesions that went with Lot.

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