WSQ7 L27573970.docx - Weekly Study Questions 7 Isaac Jacob and Esau 1 Who is Eliezer a Eliezer is the \u201celdest servant of his house\u201d(v 2 is not named

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Weekly Study Questions 7 Isaac: Jacob and Esau 1. Who is Eliezer? a. Eliezer is the “eldest servant of his house” (v. 2) is not named but commentators almost unanimously identify him with Eliezer, whom Abraham had previously proposed to be the heir to his property (15:2). (Davis, pg. 227) 2. Remember the discussion about the location of Ur (Module/Week 5)? Does the location of the city of Nahor, as given by Davis, influence the location of Ur? Explain your answer. a. The city of Nahor, the city where Abraham’s brother lived and the place where Eliezer traveled to find Isaacs wife, is described by Abraham as his homeland. Although the Bible does not specify the city where Abraham lived in when God called him from his father’s house, other passages point to the city of Ur. The location of Ur has been narrowed down to two locations in both Northern and Southern Mesopotamia. According to Davis, the more likely and more generally accepted view is that Ur was located in southern Mesopotamia however, this contradicts the location to which Eliezer traveled and the location to which Abraham identified as his homeland which is in the same general area believed to be Ur or in the northern region of Mesopotamia just north of Haran. 3. Why was Eliezer’s journey successful? a. Eliezer’s journey was successful not because of his natural genius but because of his persistent prayer and his sensitivity to God’s Spirit. (Davis, pg. 230) 4. What does the mentioning of Ishmael and his sons tell us about God? a. Mentioning Ishmael and his sons tells us that God’s promises to Ishmael had been fulfilled. The names of the twelve princes descending from Ishmael are applied not only to tribal divisions but also to geographical localities. (Davis, pg. 231) 5. “The elder shall serve the younger” tells us what about God?
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