Genesis 16 & 17 - Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael, & Circumcision

The covenant of Genesis continues and the question of the heir remains. Sarai concludes that the slave from Egypt, Hagar, is going to have to pass on the ancestry of Abram. Ishmael is born, conflict ensues, and Hagar is heard and seen by El-Roi.

Genesis 17, in response to an heir being born by Sarai, leads to another major covenantal, symbolic ritual called circumcision. What is circumcision, why is it done the way it is done, and why is it so important for the covenant?

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The Bible Archives
A scholarly yet accessible guide to the Bible and Theology. What does the Bible actually say? Consider this an audio library to cover an extensive breakdown of the books of the Bible and some main concepts of theology.

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Tyler Kleeberger

Originally from Toledo, Ohio.

Then East Ohio — studying "Interpersonal, Organizational, & Peace Communication" at The University of Mount Union.

Then Pasadena, California — studying at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Then back to Toledo, OH before setting up in the rural Toledo area (technically Metamora, OH in the Evergreen School District) where he lives, works at "The Farmhouse", and creates.

Find more about Tyler and see the latest articles and podcast episodes: tylerkleeberger.com

Find more about The Farmhouse: thefarmhouse.live