Real Bible Studies: Sodom and Gomorrah

So far in Genesis, we've been following the adventures of Biblical patriarch Abraham, but now it's time to return to his ne'er do well nephew Lot. When last we looked in on Lot, he'd just been captured by one of the four powers who fought against a coalition of five nations led by the King … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Sodom and Gomorrah

Real Bible Studies: Abram and Lot

Previously in Genesis, we learned of Abram's lineage and his connection to Noah by way of Shem, and information on his family, including his wife, Sarai. We also met his nephew, Lot, who has separated from Abram, so as not to cause any conflicts between their combined holdings. Throughout the story of Abraham in Genesis, … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Abram and Lot

Real Bible Studies: Abraham (Introduction)

Within the pages of the Old Testament, few figures loom as large as Abraham, claimed by both Jews and Muslims as an ancestor. Given Judaism's role in the founding of early Christianity, modern Christians also cite Abraham as an important figure, if not a direct ancestor, since those of European descent are more likely to … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Abraham (Introduction)