The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

By Steve Wells

"Finally, Wells has released his recognized on-line source in booklet shape. This quantity belongs in each considering person's library--and in each lodge room in America..." 
Sam Harris, writer of the New York Times bestsellers The finish of religion, Letter to a Christian kingdom, the ethical Landscape, and Free Will.

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God gives you Abraham’s descendants the land of Canaan from the Nile to the Euphrates. yet in keeping with Acts 7. five and Heb eleven. thirteen God’s promise to Abraham used to be now not fulfilled. 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. GENESIS sixteen sixteen Now Sarai Abram’s spouse naked him no little ones: and he or she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose identify used to be Hagar. 2 And Sarai acknowledged unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restricted me from bearing: I pray thee, move in unto my maid; it can be that i'll receive young children through her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. (16. 2) “I pray thee, cross in unto my maid. ” Sarah is the 1st of an extended line of barren ladies who have been determined for kids. (In the Bible, it's the girls who're barren, by no means the lads. ) She sends Abraham in unto her slave, Hagar, in order that he can “obtain childrens via her. ” Abraham gladly complies. sixteen Is polygamy okay? three And Sarai Abram’s spouse took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years within the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his spouse. four And he went in unto Hagar, and he or she conceived: and while she observed that she had conceived, her mistress was once despised in her eyes. five And Sarai acknowledged unto Abram, My flawed be upon thee: i've got given my maid into thy bosom; and while she observed that she had conceived, i used to be despised in her eyes: the LORD pass judgement on among me and thee. 6 yet Abram acknowledged unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her because it pleaseth thee. And whilst Sarai dealt not often together with her, she fled from her face. (16. 6) “Do to her because it pleaseth thee. ” Hagar conceives, making Sarah jealous. Abraham tells Sarah to do to Hagar no matter what she desires. “And whilst Sarah dealt infrequently along with her, she fled. ” 7 And the angel of the LORD chanced on her by means of a fountain of water within the desert, by way of the fountain within the technique to Shur. eight And he acknowledged, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou pass? and she or he acknowledged, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. nine And the angel of the LORD stated unto her, go back to thy mistress, and publish thyself lower than her arms. (16. nine) “Submit thyself less than her palms. ” The angel tells Hagar to come back and undergo her abusive proprietor, Sarah. forty two Does God approve of slavery? 10 And the angel of the LORD acknowledged unto her, i'll multiply thy seed quite, that it shall no longer be numbered for multitude. eleven And the angel of the LORD stated unto her, Behold, thou artwork with baby, and shalt endure a son, and shalt name his identify Ishmael; as the LORD hath heard thy sickness. 12 And he'll be a wild guy; his hand could be opposed to each guy, and each man’s hand opposed to him; and he shall live within the presence of all his brethren. thirteen and he or she referred to as the identify of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she stated, Have I additionally right here sorted him that seeth me? 14 Wherefore the good used to be known as Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it's among Kadesh and Bered. 15 And Hagar naked Abram a son: and Abram known as his son’s identify, which Hagar naked, Ishmael.

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