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Genesis, Chapter 26

Sins of the Father Once again famine strikes. Isaac must return to Gerar, and he realizes the promised land won’t be for him. Perhaps Esau, or his children. Isaac remembers the lie his father told to the new Abimelech’s father. He says, “Your Majesty, my house and I cannot thrive during a famine out there. […]

Genesis, Chapter 20

Lies Against a New King After the destruction of the Cities of the Plain, the wrath spread across the land creating another famine. Sarah took her household and traveled to Gerar. She knew the Abimelech, the Philistine King, there was powerful, though not as powerful as Egypt’s Pharaoh, but Sarah dared not return and test […]