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Genesis Chapter 26: Isaac, Abimelek and Rebekah
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Gerar, treaty, foreign, territory, Beersheba, brother, Isaac, Abimelek, significance, Philistines, death, sister, tribute, Rebekah, Jacob, jealousy, fondling, blesses, water, domain, kill
Genesis chapter 26
the story of           
the son of Abraham, the father of           
the story tells of Isaac living in the Philistine land of           
to the west of Judah
a                territory
Isaac has a very attractive wife named               
one day his neighbors come and ask him about Rebekah
instead of telling them the truth that she is his wife, says she is his             
he lies because he fears that the Philistine men living in Gerar would          him and take his wife
one day                 , king of the Philistines, looks out his window and sees Isaac caressing Rebekah
the way Isaac is carrying on with Rebekah is not what one would expect from a               
there's a play on the words Isaac (Yitzchak) and playing/                 (metzachek)
the king demands an explanation
Isaac says he thought he might die because of her
the king suggests that if one of his men had slept with Isaac's wife, then his whole              would have been guilty and vulnerable to some divine retribution
so the king issues a decree: whoever touches Isaac or his wife shall be put to           
Isaac then prospers among the                       
becomes too wealthy
the king finally asks him to move on
everywhere Isaac goes, he has enviable good fortune
discovers water sources
Isaac finally ends up in the south in the arid region of                   
King Abimelek comes to visit him
Isaac expect hostility from him
Abimelek actually                him
Isaac invites him to a feast
they exchange oaths of peace
later Isaac and his men find a            source
the name of a well is "beer" and so Isaac names the place "Beersheba" which is a play on the words referring to the              that he had just made with Abimelek
                         of this story
we can imagine the descendants of Isaac would have taken great pride in retelling this
the mother of our nation's history was so beautiful that they would have killed someone if anyone in the kingdom touched her
political agenda
this region, Beersheba, belongs to us
the history of this town goes back a long way
even the king himself came to this town to pay                to our ancestor and made an oath with him
this well that was struck on that same day
is shows that Isaac's clan has a claim to this                   
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The Three Centers of Early Jewish History
The Amarna Letters and Egypt's Presence in Canaan During the New Kingdom
The End of Egyptian Imperial Control
Maps of Historical Biblical Regions
Interview with Bill Deaver
Israel, Judah, and the Campaign of Shishak
The Omride Dynasty
725 BC: The Fall of Israel to Assyria
The Kingdom of Judah and Sennacherib
The Fall of Judah
The History of Israel According to Genesis and Exodus
Archaeological Theories on the History of Israel
The Rise of the Iron Age Kingdoms
Bronze Age vs. Iron Age Material Culture
History of the Central Highland States
Judah After the Babylonian Conquest
Factors Leading to the Depopulation Of Israel
The Elephantine Papyri
Judahite Communities in Babylon
Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai on Temple Rebuilding
The Biblical Project
From the Bible to the Sumerian King List
Genesis Chapter 26: Isaac, Abimelek and Rebekah
The Biblical Authors' Portrayal of Women and Heroism
The Bible's Treatment of Heroic Death
Portrayal of Death in the Bible