Parsha III.ii

12,14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was
come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 12,15
And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman
was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 12,16 And he dealt well with Abram for her sake;
and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants,
and she-asses, and camels. 12,17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with
great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 12,18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and
said: ‘What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that
she was thy wife? 12,19 Why saidst thou: She is my sister? so that I took her to
be my wife; now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.’ 12,20 And
Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him; and they brought him on the way, and his
wife, and all that he had. 13,1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his
wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. 13,2 And Abram was
very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 13,3 And he went on his journeys
from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the
beginning, between Beth-el and Ai; 13,4 unto the place of the altar, which he
had made there at the first; and Abram called there on the name of the LORD.


The Prophets: Joshua 16

Joshua Chapter 16

1 And the lot for the children of Joseph
went out from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to the wilderness, even to Beth-el. 2 And it went out from Beth-el-luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth. 3 And it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of Beth-horon the nether, even unto Gezer; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. 4 And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
5 And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus; even the border of their inheritance eastward was Atroth-addar, unto Beth-horon the upper. 6 And the border went out westward, Mich-methath being on the north; and the border turned about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed along it on the east of Janoah. 7 And it went down from Janoah to Ataroth, and to Naarah, and reached unto Jericho, and went out at the Jordan. 8 From Tappuah the border went along westward to the brook of Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families; 9 together with the cities which were separated for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages. 10 And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in the midst of Ephraim, unto this day, and became servants to do taskwork. {P}

The Prophets: Joshua 15

Joshua Chapter 15

1 And the lot for the tribe of the children of Judah
according to their families was unto the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south. 2 And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looked southward. 3 And it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed along by Hezron, and went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka. 4 And it passed along to Azmon, and went out at the Brook of Egypt; and the goings out of the border were at the sea; this shall be your south border. 5 And the east border was the Salt Sea, even unto the end of the Jordan. And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan. 6 And the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the Stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. 7 And the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the brook; and the border passed along to the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel. 8 And the border went up by the Valley of the son of Hinnom unto the side of the Jebusite southward–the same is Jerusalem–and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the vale of Rephaim northward. 9 And the border was drawn from the top of the mountain unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah–the same is Kiriath-jearim. 10 And the border turned about from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim on the north–the same is Chesalon–and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah. 11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward; and the border was drawn to Shikkeron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. 12 And as for the west border, the Great Sea was the border thereof. This is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families. 13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak–the same is Hebron. 14 And Caleb drove out thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. 15 And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir–now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher. 16 And Caleb said: ‘He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.’ 17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 18 And it came to pass, when she came unto him, that she persuaded him to ask of her father a field; and she alighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her: ‘What wouldest thou?’ 19 And she said: ‘Give me a blessing; for that thou hast set me in the Southland, give me therefore springs of water.’ And he gave her the Upper Springs and the Nether Springs. {P}
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah
according to their families. 21 And the cities at the uttermost part of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur; 22 and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah; 23 and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan; 24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth; 25 and Hazor, and Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron–the same is Hazor; 26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah; 27 and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet; 28 and Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah; 29 Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem; 30 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah; 31 and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah; 32 and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages. {S} 33 In the Lowland: Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah; 34 and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam; 35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah; 36 and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, with Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages. {S} 37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad; 38 and Dilan, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel; 39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon; 40 and Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish; 41 and Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages. {S} 42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan; 43 and Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib; 44 and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages. {S} 45 Ekron, with its towns and its villages; 46 from Ekron even unto the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages. {S} 47 Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto the Brook of Egypt, the Great Sea being the border thereof. {S} 48 And in the hill-country: Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh; 49 and Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah–the same is Debir; {S} 50 and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim; 51 and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages. {S} 52 Arab, and Rumah, and Eshan; 53 and Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah; 54 and Humtah, and Kiriath-arba–the same is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages. {S} 55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah; 56 and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah; 57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages. {S} 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor; 59 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages. {P}
60 Kiriath-baal–the same is Kiriath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages. {S} 61 In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah; 62 and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages. 63 And as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out; but the Jebusites dwelt with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, unto this day. {P}

Parsha III.i ‘Get thee out of they country ‘

GENESIS 12,1 Now the LORD said unto Abram: ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee. 12,2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name
great; and be thou a blessing. 12,3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and
him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the
earth be blessed.’ 12,4 So Abram went, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot
went with him; and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of
Haran. 12,5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all
their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in
Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of
Canaan they came. 12,6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of
Shechem, unto the terebinth of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
12,7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said: ‘Unto thy seed will I give this
land’; and he builded there an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 12,8
And he removed from thence unto the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched
his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east; and he builded there
an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. 12,9 And Abram
journeyed, going on still toward the South. {P}
12,10 And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to
sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land. 12,11 And it came to pass,
when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife:
‘Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon. 12,12 And it will
come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say: This is his
wife; and they will kill me, but thee they will keep alive. 12,13 Say, I pray
thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake, and that my
soul may live because of thee.’

Parsha II.vii (10-29-2011)

Genesis Chapter 11

1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another: ‘Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said: ‘Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ 5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the LORD said: ‘Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. {P}
10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah. 13 And Arpachshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. 15 And Shelah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg. 17 And Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. 19 And Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug. 21 And Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. 23 And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah. 25 And Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters. {S} 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. 30 And Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran. {P}

The Prophets: Joshua 14 (10-29-11)

Joshua Chapter 14

1 And these are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed unto them, 2 by the lot of their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.– 3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but unto the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. 4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and they gave no portion unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with the open land about them for their cattle and for their substance.– 5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land. {P}
6 Then the children of Judah drew nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal; and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him: ‘Thou knowest the thing that the LORD spoke unto Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning thee in Kadesh-barnea. 7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him back word as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed the LORD my God. 9 And Moses swore on that day, saying: Surely the land whereon thy foot hath trodden shall be an inheritance to thee and to thy children for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. 10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as He spoke, these forty and five years, from the time that the LORD spoke this word unto Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness; and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me; as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in. 12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spoke in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakim were there, and cities great and fortified; it may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as the LORD spoke.’ 13 And Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, unto this day; because that he wholly followed the LORD, the God of Israel. 15 Now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war. {P}

Parsha “Earth after the flood”

GENESIS 9,18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan. 9,19 These three were the sons of Noah, and of these was the whole earth overspread. 9,20 And Noah the husbandman began, and planted a vineyard. 9,21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 9,22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 9,23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. 9,24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him. 9,25 And he said: Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 9,26 And he said: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant. 9,27 God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant. 9,28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 9,29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died. {P}
10,1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and unto them were sons born after the flood. 10,2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 10,3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 10,4 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 10,5 Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. 10,6 And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. 10,7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. 10,8 And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 10,9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; wherefore it is said: ‘Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.’ 10,10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 10,11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, 10,12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah–the same is the great city. 10,13 And Mizraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 10,14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim–whence went forth the Philistines–and Caphtorim. {S} 10,15 And Canaan begot Zidon his firstborn, and Heth; 10,16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite; 10,17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite; 10,18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad. 10,19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Zidon, as thou goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. 10,20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations. {S} 10,21 And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born. 10,22 The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. 10,23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 10,24 And Arpachshad begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber. 10,25 And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 10,26 And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah; 10,27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah; 10,28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba; 10,29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan. 10,30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, unto the mountain of the east. 10,31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 10,32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations; and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. {P}