Ch. 6 - The Patriarchs

1 hr. 12 min.

We study the Biblical account from the end of Abraham's life through the end of the Book of Genesis when all is well for the 12 tribes of Israel in Goshen, Egypt. This lesson covers the important events in the life of Isaac, then his son Jacob (who is renamed Israel by God), and finally Jacob's twelve sons, including Joseph who becomes the pharoah's chief steward or vizier. Joseph prefigures Jesus as an unjustly accused righteous man who is sold for silver, saves his kinsmen, and rises to the throne. Joseph also serves as a type of the chief steward whom Jesus appoints over his kingdom: St. Peter (Cf. Matthew 16). God reveals important things to both Joseph and Peter. Pharaoh and King Jesus ask Joseph Peter, respectively, a question regarding this revelation. Both give the revelation. This is followed by an acknowledgment that the revelation comes from God. Subsequently, Pharoah elevates Joseph to the level of vizier. Jesus elevates Peter to the level of vizier or prime minister. Pharoah gives Joseph his signet ring. Jesus gives Peter the keys to the kingdom. Yes indeed.. Genesis speaks of the papacy through the use of typology.


Rinat Fresco's picture

Abraham brought Isaac to the offering site bound him and they placed him on top of a pile.

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Cathryn Lang's picture

This is the best bible study in the whole world!! So very informative!! I don't always understand the depth of scripture when I read it, but, when I hear it explained in your recording, then, I get so excited at what I learn and then remember it. And we understand scripture better when we understand how it related to the Jewish people at that time. Thank you so much!!