Please check the reference to make sure it is correct. CHAPTER 15 The Covenant with Abram. Some time afterward, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: Do not fear, Abram! I will make your reward very great. Lord GOD, what can you give me, if I die childless and have only a servant of my household, Eliezer of Damascus? Look, you have given me no offspring, so a servant of my household will be my heir. He took him outside and said: Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so, he added, will your descendants be. Abram put his faith in the LORD, who attributed it to him as an act of righteousness.
He then said to him: I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession. I know that I will possess it? He answered him: Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. Birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, but Abram scared them away. As the sun was about to set, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great, dark dread descended upon him. Then the LORD said to Abram: Know for certain that your descendants will reside as aliens in a land not their own, where they shall be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation they must serve, and after this they will go out with great wealth. When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch, which passed between those pieces. Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. Abraham’s act of faith in God’s promises was regarded as an act of righteousness, i.
Abraham’s faith a model for Christians. Cutting up animals was a well-attested way of making a treaty in antiquity. 20 shows the rite is a form of self-imprecation in which violators invoke the fate of the animals upon themselves. As this calf is cut up, thus Matti’el shall be cut up. Jb 42:16 it is thirty-five and in Nm 32:13 it is forty. Arish, which is the boundary between the settled land and the Sinai desert. Most lists of the ancient inhabitants of the promised land give three, six, or seven peoples, but vv. 21 give a grand total of ten.
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