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Tablet Three

The promises are repeated to Isaac:


"And I will make thy [Isaac's] seed to multiply as the stars of heaven,...

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws." (Genesis 26:4-5)


<1>The promises were repeated to Isaac for his seed.  These promises had two aspects: first, the promise of birthright which would go to the first son, which was the material part of the promise, a nation; <2>and second, the promise of spiritual blessing or kingly stature ("scepter") which would go to the son who would be blessed by the father (Isaac in this case).

<3>Although Jacob was the younger son of Isaac, he bought the birthright from Esau, the elder brother (Genesis 25:29-33), and received Isaac's (his father's) blessing (Genesis chapter 27).  So although being the younger son, Jacob received both the birthright and spiritual kingship (scepter).


The previous promises (and more) are repeated to Jacob:


"And thy [Jacob's] seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south:..." (Genesis 28:14)


<4>These promises were repeated to Jacob that also his seed would spread in all directions.


The name of Jacob is changed and new promises are given to him:


"And God said unto him [Jacob], Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel." (Genesis 35:10)


<5>So the name of Jacob was changed to Israel.


"And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;" (Genesis 35:11)


<6>His name was changed and a new promise was given to him, "a nation and a company of nations."  <7>This promise was given exclusively to Israel, not to Isaac and his seed, Jacob and Esau.  This was only for the children of Israel.


Israel (Jacob) takes his son's sons (Joseph's sons) as his own sons:


"And now thy [Joseph's] two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine;..." (Genesis 48:5)


<8>Jacob (Israel) made his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, as his own sons.  Therefore they would inherit whatever was given to Joseph, his own son.


Israel separates the inheritance of the scepter and the birthright by giving them to two of his sons separately:


"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:10)


<9>This verse was spoken by Jacob (Israel) at the time of his death.  He separated the kingly inheritance ("scepter") from the birthright, and he gave the scepter to Judah, "the scepter shall not depart from Judah."  But this promise was "until Shiloh [Messiah] come."  <10>Then not only would the scepter depart from Judah but also the lawgiving.

<11>So with the coming of the promised Messiah, in addition to his mission as a Savior, the two aspects above would be fulfilled, <12>and also "unto him shall the gathering of the people [people who are from Israel] be."

<13>The birthright or material possession ("a nation and a company of nations") was given to Joseph (Genesis 49:22-26), <14>and also it is stated in Chronicles I 5:2, "...but the birthright was Joseph's," <15>which later on was inherited by Ephraim and Manasseh, his sons whom Israel (Jacob) looked upon as his own sons (Genesis 48:3-5).

<16>How these promises were fulfilled and what their relationships are with the rest of the material in THOTH can be found in the book Children of Abram (Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled.


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