IV. Abraham to Christ
            
         From Abraham to Christ was another two thousand years, accounting for 4 days of God's Redemptive
         Week. Others place Abraham about 1921 BC and 1996 BC ? The exact date does not change God's pattern
         of working six days and resting the seventh. "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen
         generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the
         carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations"
(Matt.1-17, Note:v.17).























      A. The Question is, "how long is a generation?"
  
     
     "In the long‐lived patriarchal age a generation seems to have been computed at 100 years
               (Genesis 15:16 compare Genesis 15:13 and Exodus 12:40). But subsequently the reckoning was the
               same which has been adopted by modern civilized nations, viz. from thirty to forty years (Job 42:16).
               Generation is also used to signify the men of an age or time, as contemporaries (Genesis 6:9; Isaiah
​               53:8) posterity, especially in legal formulae (Leviticus 3:17 etc.); fathers, or ancestors (Psalm 49:19)."
                 Smith's Bible Dictionary / Blue Letter Bible" 

               It appears that as 
the life expectancy declined as time went by from Adam to Abraham the
               lenght of a generation became shorter from Abraham to the time of David. (70-80 Years Psa.90:10


































      B. The pattern of the Passover answers the question 

               We have a solid scriptural authority to apply the pattern of the
Passover Lamb to our "Redemptive
               Week," because our what the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians. "Purge out therefore the old
               l
eaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is
               sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of
               malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"
(1Cor.5:7-8 / Gal.1:11-
               12, John.16:12-15, 2Tim.3:16-17).

            1. The PassoverLamb was kept for 4 days, then slain at the end of the 4th day

                           
                   Now it is understood why Israel was to keep the Passover Lamb for 4 days before killing it in the
                   evening 
(Exod.12:1-6). When Adam sinned, Christ our Passover (1 Cor.5:7-8) was taken and kept    
                   4,000 years (4 days) and crucified at the end (i.e. the evening) of the fourth day. He was kept for    
​                   4,000 years and "manifest in these last times for you"
(1Peter.1:18-20). This confirms for us the 3rd 
                     
and 4th days of our "Redemptive Week."  

























                   In the "beginning(John.1:1-17) there was "the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost" (1John.5:

                     7-8). "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...as the only begotten of the Father", Jesus, 
                   
(John.1:14-18 / Matt.18-25) who was "foreordained before the foundation of the world" 
                  
 (1Peter.1:18-20) to become the reality of the Passover Lamb (1Cor.5:7-8).

   

       C. Historically Abraham lived 1996-21 BC?? (approx.)
     
              According to historians they place Abraham (Patriarchal Period) between 2348-1706 BC. There is no 
              need to have exact dates because it does not change the truth that God works 6 days and rests

              the 7th. That is His "divine nature". This is His work habits.




















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