Covenant History: Past, Present, Future
–the first covenant between the chosen of God with those outside His covenant was between Abraham and the Philistine king, Avimelech (Gen 21:27). BEER SHEVA was named by Abraham on the basis of that agreement, which has held up remarkably well through the centuries in which Jews have lived there. Isaac also made (confirmed) the same covenant with Avimelech, and the name of the city as Beer Sheva.
—Hagar and Ishmael were blessed, encouraged, given a future and a hope by YHVH God in Beer Sheva (Gen 21:15-21). Like Hagar his mother, Ishmael’s wife was Egyptian.
–Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer Sheva and called on the name of YHVH, the Everlasting God (Gen 21:33). Continue reading “BEER SHEVA ON THE HIGHWAY – Nov 2005”