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13:6 But the land could not support both Abram
and Lot with all their flocks and herds. There were too many animals for
the available pasture.
...8 Then Abram talked it over with Lot. "This fighting
between our men has got to stop," he said. "We can't afford to let a rift
develop between our clans. Close relatives such as we are must present a
united front! 9 I'll tell you what we'll do. Take your choice of any section
of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want that part over there
to the east, then I'll stay here in the western section. Or, if you want
the west, then I'll go over there to the east."
10 Lot took a long look at the fertile plains of the Jordan River, well watered
everywhere (this was before Jehovah destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah); the whole
section was like the Garden of Eden, or like the beautiful countryside around
Zoar in Egypt. 11 So that is what Lot chose-the Jordan valley to the east
of them. He went there with his flocks and servants, and thus he and Abram
parted company. 12 For Abram stayed in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived
among the cities of the plain, settling at a place near the city of Sodom.
13 The men of this area were unusually wicked, and sinned greatly against
Jehovah. TLB (Gave Lot the best part, but God didn't honor it and
his descendants were dispersed to the east - Gen 19:30
Afterwards Lot left Zoar, fearful of the people there,
and went to live in a cave in the mountains with his two daughters. ...36
And so it was that both girls became pregnant from their father. 37
The older girl's baby was named Moab; he became the ancestor of the nation
of the Moabites. 38 The name of the younger girl's baby was Benammi;
he became the ancestor of the nation of the Ammonites. TLB
1 Kings 11:10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to
follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD's command. 11 So the LORD
said to Solomon, "Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant
and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom
away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. 12 Nevertheless, for
the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will
tear it out of the hand of your son.
13 Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him,
but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the
sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen." NIV
1 Kings 11:26 Solomon's officials, an Ephraimite
from Zeredah, and his mother was a widow named Zeruah.
27 Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built
the supporting terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city
of David his father. 28 Now Jeroboam was a man of standing, and when Solomon
saw how well the young man did his work, he put him in charge of the whole
labor force of the house of Joseph.
29 About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem,
and Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh met him on the way, wearing a new cloak.
The two of them were alone out in the country, 30 and Ahijah took hold of
the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 Then he said
to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the
God of Israel, says: 'See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's
hand and give you ten tribes. 32 But for the sake of my servant David and
the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel,
he will have one tribe. ...34 " 'But I will
not take the whole kingdom out of Solomon's hand; I have made him ruler all
the days of his life for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose and who
observed my commands and statutes. 35 I will take the kingdom from his son's
hands and give you ten tribes. 36 I will give one tribe to his son so that
David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city
where I chose to put my Name. 37 However, as for you, I will take you, and
you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
NIV Note that Judah & Jerusalem were
not to be divided
1 Kings 12:21 When King Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem,
he summoned his army-all the able-bodied men of Judah and Benjamin: 180,000
special troops-to force the rest of Israel to acknowledge him as their king.
22 But God sent this message to Shemaiah, the prophet: 23 "Tell Rehoboam
the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and all the people of Judah and Benjamin
that they must not fight against their brothers, the people of Israel. Tell
them to disband and go home, for what has happened to Rehoboam is according
to my wish." So the army went home as the Lord had commanded. TLB
"Is it permissible to surrender portions of the Land of Israel to an enemy
as part of a peace agreement?" That's this week's 'Ask The Rabbi Feature
Question' by Rabbi David Samson at:
-Friday, June 13, 2003
Rabbi Kaniel of Haifa said: I believe that no one at all has any permission
whatsoever, whether an individual or a group, to concede the right of the
Jewish People to Eretz Yisrael in all of its boundaries. For the elected
representatives of the nation are only caretakers in their responsibility
to the Jews of all generations, and they do not have the right to tamper
with the inheritance of the Jewish People from our forefathers.
Quoting the Talmud , he states: We learn that King Omri merited
kingship because he added one city in the Land of Israel. If we truly want
a state and we aspire to the crown of sovereignty and kingship, we mustnt
relinquish our existing settlements, that it should be said regarding us
They despised the cherished Land and did not believe His promise,
(Psalms, 106.) Rather, we must increase the settlement of the Land.
Joel 3:1 "At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and
Jerusalem," says the Lord, 2 "I will gather the armies of the world into
the 'Valley Where Jehovah Judges' and punish them there for harming my people,
for scattering my inheritance among the nations and dividing up my land.
Jews with the name Ishmael (Mostly
25:21 So Judah was exiled from its land.
22 Then King Nebuchadnezzar appointed Gedaliah (the son of Ahikam and grandson
of Shaphan) as governor over the people left in Judah. 23 When the Israeli
guerrilla forces learned that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah
as governor, some of these underground leaders and their men joined him at
Mizpah. These included Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah; Johanan, the son of
Kareah; Seraiah, the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite; and Jaazaniah, son
of Maachathite, and their men. 24 Gedaliah vowed that if they would give
themselves up and submit to the Babylonians, they would be allowed to live
in the land and would not be exiled. 25 But seven months later, Ishmael,
who was a member of the royal line, went to Mizpah with ten men and killed
Gedaliah and his court-both the Jews and the Babylonians. 26 Then all the
men of Judah and the guerrilla leaders fled in panic to Egypt, for they were
afraid of what the Babylonians would do to them. TLB
1 Chron 27:29 Shitrai from Sharon was in charge of
the cattle on the Plains of Sharon, and Shaphat (son of Adlai) had charge
of those in the valleys. 30 Obil, from the territory of Ishmael, had
charge of the camels, and Jehdeiah from Meronoth had charge of the donkeys.
31 The sheep were under the care of Jaziz the Hagrite. These men were King
David's overseers. TLB
2 Chron 19:11 Then he appointed Amariah the High Priest
to be the court of final appeal in cases involving violation of sacred affairs;
and Zebadiah (son of Ishmael), a ruler in Judah, as the court of final
appeal in all civil cases; with the Levites as their assistants. "Be fearless
in your stand for truth and honesty. And may God use you to defend the innocent,"
was his final word to them. TLB
2 Chron 23:1 In the seventh year of the reign of Queen
Athaliah, Jehoiada the priest got up his courage and took some of the
army officers into his confidence: Azariah (son of Jeroham), Ishmael
(son of Jehohanan), Azariah (son of Obed), Maaseiah (son of Adaiah), and
Elishaphat (son of Zichri). 2 These men traveled out across the nation secretly
to tell the Levites and clan leaders about his plans and to summon them to
Jerusalem. On arrival they swore allegiance to the young king, who was still
in hiding at the Temple. "At last the time has come for the king's son to
reign!" Jehoiada exclaimed. "The Lord's promise-that a descendant of King
David shall be our king-will be true again. TLB
Ezra 10:16 Following is the list of priests who had married heathen wives
(they vowed to divorce their wives and acknowledged their guilt by offering
rams as sacrifices): Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, Gedaliah.
20 The sons of Immer: Hanani, Zebadiah. 21 The sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah,
Shemaiah, Jehiel, Uzziah.
22 The sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad,
Jer 40:8 they came to see Gedaliah at Mizpah, where his headquarters were.
These are the names of the leaders who came: Ishmael (son of Nethaniah),
Johanan and Jonathan (sons of Kareah), Seraiah (son of Tanhumeth), the sons
of Ephai (the Netophathite), Jezaniah (son of a Maacathite), and their men.
9 And Gedaliah assured them that it would be safe to surrender to the
...13 But soon afterwards Johanan (son of Kareah)
and the other guerrilla leaders came to Mizpah to warn Gedaliah that Baalis,
king of the Ammonites, had sent Ishmael (son of Nethaniah) to assassinate
him. But Gedaliah wouldn't believe them. 15 Then Johanan had a private conference
with Gedaliah. Johanan volunteered to kill Ishmael secretly.
"Why should we let him come and murder you?" Johanan asked. "What will happen
then to the Jews who have returned? Why should this remnant be scattered
and lost?" 16 But Gedaliah said, "I forbid you to do any such thing, for
you are lying about Ishmael."
Jer 41:1 But in October, Ishmael (son of Nethaniah,
son of Elishama), who was a member of the royal family and one of the king's
top officials, arrived in Mizpah, accompanied by ten men. Gedaliah invited
them to dinner. 2 While they were eating, Ishmael and the ten men
in league with him suddenly jumped up, pulled out their swords, and killed
Gedaliah. 3 Then they went out and slaughtered all the Jewish officials and
Babylonian soldiers who were in Mizpah with Gedaliah. 4 The next day, before
the outside world knew what had happened, 5 eighty men approached Mizpah
from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, to worship at the Temple of the Lord.
They had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes, and cut themselves,
and were bringing offerings and incense. 6 Ishmael went out from the
city to meet them, crying as he went. When he faced them he said, "Oh, come
and see what has happened to Gedaliah!"
7 Then, when they were all inside the city, Ishmael and his men killed
all but ten of them and threw their bodies into a cistern. 8 The ten had
talked Ishmael into letting them go by promising to bring him their
treasures of wheat, barley, oil, and honey they had hidden away. 9 The cistern
where Ishmael dumped the bodies of the men he murdered was the large one
constructed by King Asa when he fortified Mizpah to protect himself against
Baasha, king of Israel.
10 Ishmael made captives of the king's daughters and of the people
who had been left under Gedaliah's care in Mizpah by Nebuzaradan, captain
of the guard. Soon after, he took them with him when he headed toward the
country of the Ammonites. 11 But when Johanan (son of Kareah) and the rest
of the guerrilla leaders heard what Ishmael had done, 12 they took all their
men and set out to stop him. They caught up with him at the pool near Gibeon.
|13 The people with Ishmael shouted for joy
when they saw Johanan and his men and ran to meet them.
...15 Meanwhile Ishmael escaped with eight of his men
into the land of the Ammonites. 16 Then Johanan and his men went to the village
of Geruth Chimham, near Bethlehem, taking with them all those they had
rescued-soldiers, women, children, and eunuchs, to prepare to leave for Egypt.
18 For they were afraid of what the Babylonians would do when the news reached
them that Ishmael had killed Gedaliah the governor, for he had been chosen
and appointed by the Babylonian emperor. TLB
Arabs not to be
trusted2 Chron 20:10 "And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and
Mount Seir are doing. You wouldn't let our ancestors invade those nations
when Israel left Egypt, so we went around and didn't destroy them. 11 Now
see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land which
you have given us. 12 O our God, won't you stop them? We have no way to protect
ourselves against this mighty army. We don't know what to do, but we are
looking to you." TLBObad 7 "All your allies will turn against you (Edom
- Essau) and help to push you out of your land. They will promise peace
while plotting your destruction. TLB
Arab mentioned 4x in NIV
Neh 2:17 Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies
in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild
the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace." 18 I also told
them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said
to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem
the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. "What is this
you are doing?" they asked. "Are you rebelling against the king?"
20 I answered them by saying, "The God of
heaven will give us success. We his servants
will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or
any claim or historic right to it."
Neh 6:1 When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem
the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and
not a gap was left in it-though up to that time I had not set the doors in
the gates- 2 Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: "Come, let
us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono."
But they were scheming to harm me; 3 so I sent
messengers to them with this reply: "I am carrying on a great project and
cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to
Isa 13:19 Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' pride,
will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there,
no shepherd will rest his flocks there. NIV
Doeg, Murderous Arab Scoundrel
Sam 21:7 (Doeg the Edomite, Saul's chief herdsman, was there at that time
for ceremonial purification.)
1 Sam 22:9 [Ref. God Almighty_Sovereign_enemies_nations_judge] Then Doeg
the Edomite, who was standing there with Saul's men, spoke up. "When I was
at Nob," he said, "I saw David talking to Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech
consulted the Lord to find out what David should do, and then gave him food
and the sword of Goliath the Philistine." ...17 [Saul] ordered his bodyguards,
"Kill these priests, for they are allies and conspirators with David; they
knew he was running away from me, but they didn't tell me!"
But the soldiers refused to harm the clergy. 18 Then the king said to Doeg,
"You do it."
So Doeg turned on them and killed them, eighty-five priests in all, all wearing
their priestly robes. 19 Then he went to Nob, the city of the priests, and
killed the priests' families-men, women, children, and babies, and also all
the oxen, donkeys, and sheep. 20 Only Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech,
escaped and fled to David. TLB
Rabin in a speech in 1992: "Whoever abandons the Golan endangers the
existence of Israel." More
Sam 7:1 After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him
rest from all his enemies around him, 2 he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here
I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."
1 Kings 5:4 "But now," Solomon said to Hiram, "the Lord my God has given
Israel peace on every side; I have no foreign enemies or internal
Chron 23:25 For David said, "The Lord God of Israel has given us peace, and
he will always live in Jerusalem. TLB
God has a well defined plan for Israel which calls
for a one-state solution wherein the Jewish people are in sovereignty and
treat the aliens in their midst in a just, manner. Bridges for
Peace Weekly News Update from Israel. Week Ending: April 11, 2003
The popular understanding of peace is that it is merely an absence of war.
This, however, is not the true sense of the word in Hebrew. The word "Shalom"
comes from the root meaning "whole, complete, perfect, fullness" and a sense
of well-being that goes beyond our circumstances. This is the "peace of G-d,
that passes all understanding"
(Phil. 4:7), the peace concerning which Yeshua said, "Peace I leave with
you; My peace I give to you; not as the worldgives, do I give to you. Let
not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful" (John 14:27). Marvin Kramer,
John 14:27 "I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart! And the
peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled
or afraid. TLB
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought
near through the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has
made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.
His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making
peace, 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the
cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those
who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one
Spirit. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as
the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together
and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are
being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
5:11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God
through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom
we have now received reconciliation.
Rom 11:13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch
as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry 14 in the
hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to
envy and save some of them. 15 For if their
rejection is the reconciliation of the world,
what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? NIV
2 Cor 5:18 All this is from God, who reconciled
us to himself through Christ and gave us the
ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was
reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not
counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the
message of reconciliation. NIV
Ps 18:48 He rescues me from my enemies; he holds me safely out of their reach
and saves me from these powerful opponents. 49 For this, O Lord, I will praise
you among the nations. 50 Many times you have miraculously rescued me, the
king you appointed. You have been loving and kind to me and will be to my
Isa 8:11 The Lord has said in strongest terms: "Do
not under any circumstances go along with the plans of Judah to surrender
to Syria and Israel. 12 Don't let people call you a traitor for staying true
to God. Don't you panic as so many of your neighbors are doing when they
think of Syria and Israel attacking you. 13 Don't fear anything except the
Lord of the armies of heaven! If you fear him, you need fear nothing else.