5/20/2017

Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (R)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Rebekah: “Captivating”

Rebekah was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob. When Isaac was old and Esua and Jacob were older, she told Jacob to deceive his father. Rebekah overheard Isaac telling Esau to go hunt and bring him back some stew and he would bless him. Rebekah told this to Jacob and had him go into his father instead so that he would be blessed. Even though Rebekah deceived her husband, she was a beautiful woman of God. She loved God and wanted the best for her sons.

Genesis 24:60-61 ~ And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

Genesis 25:28 ~ And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 27: 6-8 ~ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

Rehoboam: “he enlarges the people”

Rehoboam was King Solomon’s son. He was the successor to the throne. He was 41 years old when he became king and he reigned 17 years. When he took the throne, the people were upset about all of the taxes. He consulted for three days and decided the taxes would stay. This caused a division among the kingdom and he tried to fix it, but couldn’t. The tribe of Judah remained faithful to him and they formed the southern kingdom with Benjamin. The northern tribe chose Jeroboam as their king. Rehoboam tried his best to win back all of the tribes, but it was not fulfilled. The northern tribe eventually made war against him and he died when he was 58 years old.

I Kings 11:43 ~ And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

I Kings 14:21 ~ And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.


I'm linking up with Annette and Amanda.

Just finding my blogging through the alphabet series. Catch up by reading my A-Q posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix
G ~ Gomer and Gideon
H ~ Hadassah and Hezekiah
I ~ Iscah and Isaiah
J ~Jochabed and Josiah
K ~ Kezia/Keren-happuch and Korah
L ~ Leah and Lazarus
M ~ Martha and Malachi
N ~ Naomi and Nicodemus
O ~ Orpah and Obadiah
P ~ Priscilla and Philip
Q ~ Queen Jezebel and Quartus

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