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(Note in Revelation 20 after the unsaved are resurrected, they are still termed “dead” — dead for ever, dead to God even while they live). We may say that the Hebrew word shaken, which in Genesis 3:24 is translated “placed” is defined in Young’s Concordance “to tabernacle,” etc. Nowhere else in the Old Testament is shaken translated “placed,” but eighty-three times it is rendered “to dwell.” It is the same Hebrew word which is given as “to dwell” in Exodus 25:8. Students of Scripture Numerics will observe above that there are just thirteen of these “generations” recorded in the Old Testament — the number of rebellion and apostasy (see Genesis 14:4). It is man’s ruin fully told out! Thirteen was all that the law could reveal! But grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, hence, He added ( Matthew 1:1) to the Old Testament. Fourteen gives us double perfection — perfect God and perfect Man. Or, taking the multiples separately, we have division or difference (the significance of two) and completeness (seven). What a complete difference the fourteenth — “The generation of Jesus Christ” — has made! In this, as in everything, our Lord has the preeminence. He alone could say, “I do always those things that. please Him!” “God had translated him.” Here again, by contrast we see the uniqueness of our blessed Lord. He alone ascended to heaven ( John 3:13) — this by virtue of His own rights and by the exercise of His own power.
Of Enoch it is said, “God took him.” Of Elijah it is written, “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” At the second coming of Christ the saints will be “caught up.” It is something more than a coincidence that the word “covenant” is found in this connection just eight times, see Genesis 6:18; Genesis 9:9,11,12,13,15,16,17 — eight being the numeral that signifies a new beginning, as the eighth day is the first of a new week. Haran was the point at which caravans for Canaan left the Euphrates to strike across the desert. A careful study of the order of mention and the meaning of the various proper names mentioned in Genesis 14:1-10 will well repay the devout student. In the federation of the kings under Chedorlaomer we have foreshadowed the ten kingdomed Empire over which the Beast will rule, and surely it is more than a coincidence that here we find mentioned nine kings — “four kings with five” (verse 9) — which with Abram and his armed servants make in all ten contesting forces! The use of this Divine title here gives the lie to the wicked teaching of the higher critics who erroneously declare that the god of the patriarch and of Israel was a tribal or tutelary god. The God of Abram was no mere local deity but “The Possessor of heaven and earth.” The writer has little doubt that the particular “mountain” upon which Isaac was bound to the altar was Calvary itself. Here, the mountain is not denominated, it was “one of the mountains” in the “land of Moriah” (it is significant that “Moriah” means “the Lord will provide”), and Calvary was one of the mountains in the land of Moriah. What seems to identify Isaac’s mountain with Calvary is not only that the marvelous fullness and accuracy of this type would seem to require it, but the fact that in Genesis 22:14 this mount on which Isaac was offered Is distinctly termed “the mount of the Lord.” Surely this establishes it, for what other save Calvary could be thus named! Note in 2 Kings 4:38-40 “pottage” was the food of God’s prophets . Probably the name “teraphim” was originally a corruption of cherubim. This one must have been much larger than those which Rachael concealed under her saddle. Jabbok signifies “emptying” — appropriate name, for it emphasizes the fact that Jacob was “left alone.” We take this occasion to acknowledge our indebtedness to Dr.
Haldeman and Mr. C. Knapp. There are other Scriptures which show that the Lord Jesus raised Himself ( John 2:19; John 10:17. 18, etc.). But, above, we have quoted those which emphasized the fulfillment of the type. The spiritual and dispensational condition of Israel at the moment when God shall resume His dealings with His ancient people, is, again, aptly figured by a Gentile, for they are termed by Him now, and until then “Lo-ammi” ( Hosea 1:9), which means \i “Not My people.”