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God promises land to Abram
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Genealogy
Genealogy An account of the ancestry of an individual or group or of the descendants of an individual.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Genealogy, Genealogies
GENEALOGY, GENEALOGIES. Genealogies are records of a person’s or a group’s descent from an ancestor or ancestors. Outside of Israel, genealogies appear only rarely in ancient Near Eastern literature and are attested primarily in Mesopotamian king lists and in 2d-millennium texts dealing with the political
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Genealogy
Genealogy. Record or study of descent involving a tracing backward or forward of the ancestry of a nation, tribe, family, or individual. The Hebrews were not the only people in the ancient world to take an interest in maintaining genealogical records. The Sumerian king list of the 3rd millennium bc.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dust
Dust [Heb. ‘āp̱ār] (Gen. 2:7; 3:14, 19; 13:16; 18:27; 28:14; Ex. 8:16f; Lev. 17:13; Nu. 5:17; 23:10; Dt. 9:21; 28:24; etc.); AV also POWDER (2 K. 23:6, 15); NEB also EARTH, HOST (Nu. 23:10), etc.; [’āḇāq] (Ex. 9:9; Isa. 5:24; 29:5; Ezk. 26:10; Nah. 1:3), [dāqaq] (2 Ch. 34:4); NEB POWDER; [galgal]
Genealogy
Genealogy jē-neā̈lʹə-jē [Heb. yaḥaś; tôlēḏôṯ; Gk. genealogía]. A record or catalog of an individual’s descent from ancestors according to generations. Whereas in modern genealogical records the lines of descent are traced generation by generation, in the ancient Near East it was not uncommon
Rolling Thing
Rolling Thing The AV’s noncommittal translation of Heb. galgāl (lit “wheel”; cf. Ps. 83:13 [MT 14], AV) in Isa. 17:13. The two most common interpretations are offered by the RSV (“whirling dust”) and NEB (“thistle-down”). KoB (p. 181) suggests: “the wheel-shaped dryed [sic] calix of the thistle Gundelia
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Genealogy
GENEALOGY Record or study of descent involving a tracing backward or forward of the ancestry of a nation, tribe, family, or individual. The Hebrews were not the only people in the ancient world to take an interest in maintaining genealogical records. The Sumerian king list of the third millennium bc
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Genealogy
genealogy. The Hebrew Bible contains contains about two dozen genealogical lists. The first is at Gen. 4:17–22 (from Cain through seven generations). Other prominent lists are the generations from Adam to Noah (Gen. 5:1–32), the descendants of Noah (10:1–32), the generations from Shem to Abraham (11:10–26),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dust
DUST. Dust refers literally to small, powdery particles of earth, or is occasionally used as a synonym for the soil itself (Job 14:19; 38:38; Isa 25:12). From such humble material man’s body was originally made by God (Gen 2:7), as well as the bodies of the other creatures (Eccl 3:20). To it the body
Genealogy
GENEALOGYDefinitionThe Heb. word genealogy, yaḥaś, occurs only once as a noun in the OT in the phrase “book of the genealogy” (Neh 7:5, ASV) where it is introducing a list of exiles returning to Jerusalem from Babylon. The verb yāḥaś, “to register,” is always in the causative (hithpael) form and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dust
DUST. Heb. ’āḇāq, ‘āp̱ār, dust of the earth, is used literally and in similes to express: multitude (Gn. 13:16; Is. 29:5); smallness (Dt. 9:21; 2 Ki. 13:7); poverty (1 Sa. 2:8); abasement (Gn. 18:27) (*Ashes); dust on the head as a sign of sorrow (Jb. 2:12; Rev. 18:19); contrition (Jos. 7:6).Man’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Genealogy
GenealogyA record of an individual’s or clan’s descent from a putative ancestor(s). Genealogies (Heb. tôlēḏôṯ, “generations”) function as an important medium of expression and interaction. Once taken at face value, biblical genealogies have come under scrutiny by critics who have recognized “apparent
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Genealogy
Genealogy (Heb. tôlēḏôṯ; Gk. genealogía).† An account of the descent of a person, family, or larger social group.As demonstrated by anthropological research, the biblical genealogies represent two major types: linear, a vertical form tracing a single line of descent from a living person
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Genealogy
GenealogyA genealogy is the record of a person’s ancestral descent. While the word itself is not found in the Gospels (cf. 1 Tim 1:4; Tit 3:9; Heb 7:6), the only extended examples of genealogies in the NT are in Matthew and Luke and trace the ancestry of Jesus.As Matthew’s and Luke’s infancy narratives
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Genealogy
GENEALOGY A tracing of the ancestry or descent of a person. The Old Testament is replete with genealogies (e.g., in Genesis, Numbers, 1 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ruth). Genesis is concerned especially with tracing the ancestry of Israel through history back to Adam, in particular the line from
Key passages
Ge 13:14–18

And Yahweh said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, “Now, lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are to the north, and to the south, and to the east and to the west, for all the land which you see I will give to you, and to your descendants, forever. I will make your descendants …

See also
Ac 7:5; Ga 3:16;
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