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Time-That-Was of the Patriarchs

-1st Generation

 

ABRAHAM had split with his nephew, Lot, at Bethel. Lot had chosen to live east near Sodom on the well-watered plain of the Jordan, and Abraham then went south to Hebron, staying on the Ridge Road, west of Lot. Lot was captured in the War of the Kings, but was rescued by Abraham. Lot went back to living in Sodom. Abraham had three visitors; one was the LORD, and two were angels, all appearing as men. Abraham, being God’s friend, was told that Sodom was marked for destruction.

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 The two angels [as men] were taken in by Lot into his house, telling them that it was not safe to be on the streets of Sodom.

 

***”Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom–both young and old–surrounded the house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them [men] out to us so that we [men] can have sex with them’. Lot…said…‘No…Don’t do this wicked thing’ [men having sex with men] (Genesis 19:4-7 NIV).”***

 

The two angels took the hands of Lot, his wife, and his two daughters out of the city [God delivers the righteous], and burning brimstone began to fall upon the city and continued until the whole area was totally destroyed, along with all the vile perversions of the Sodomites.

(Photo above taken Summer 2013.)

“LOT’S WIFE” ON SODOM MT. (Genesis 19:26 NIV) BELOW:

[The angels told Lot’s family to not look back; his wife did and was turned into a pillar of salt.]

(Photo above taken Summer 2013.)

THE AREA OF SODOM & GOMORRAH BELOW:

[Lot had chosen this area to live because it was like the Garden of Eden

 

before it’s destruction (Genesis 13:10 NIV).

 

Today, clumps of brimstone may be found and ignited with a flame.]

 

(Photo above taken Summer 2013.) The land that looked like God’s garden that now looks like the area of a nuclear blast. However, the Dead Sea was already being called  the “Salt Sea” of the Bible before the destruction (Genesis 14:3; 19:26 NIV).

-1st, 2nd, 3rd Generations

 

ABRAHAM & SARAH,

 

ISSAC & REBEKAH, and

 

JACOB & LEAH

 

are the first three generations of the Patriarchs and the Matriarchs of the Abrahamic faith and are buried in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

 

RACHEL, Jacob’s second wife and mother of Joseph and Benjamin, was buried on the road to Ephrath [see Bethlehem Sites].

 

 

 

Tomb of the Patriarchs Below:

[A 2000-Year-Old Herodian Building Built Over

The 4000-Year-Old Burial Site of the Cave of Machpelah]

 

Entry to the Tomb of the Patriarchs Below:

Room with Grate Viewing Windows of

the Abraham Tomb on the inside left wall,

 the Issac Tomb on the inside central back wall, and

the Sarah Tomb on the inside right wall Below:

 

 

Summer 2013 Free Days (05.22.13)

 

Hebron Slideshow Below:

Rabbi Simcha's house, Visitor Center,

Tomb of THE Patriarchs

[in Hebron in the region of Judea]

“Abraham & Sarah,

Issac & Rebekah,

Jacob & Leah”

 

BORDERS: The Hallowed Family Burial Ground

of the Lineage of

Abraham, Issac, and Jacob

 

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(Jeru)Salem