The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks. Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 6, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Covenant with Abraham".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God”.

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 86 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 57

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---This section of our Sabbath-school this week, is going to deal with the covenant with Abraham.

---Today some aspects of it are mentioned from Genesis 15.

---People always said that one generation is 40 years. Here it indicates that one generation is 100 years. Compare Genesis 15:13 with Genesis 15:16. How is that?

The one is Hebrew calculation (40) and the other one is Egyptian calculation, presumably with a ten system rather than Babylonian with a six system. Just a suggestion. Egyptians favored the ten system but also used sometimes the six system. Hebrews used the ten (Egyptian) and six Babylonian) mathematical systems.

---Slavery will not start after Abraham but after Joseph so the 400 years happen only 30 years after the death of Joseph.

---It was between 1850-1450 BC. The Exodus was in 1450 BC calculated with W. Shea and R. Davidson's 970 BC for the 4th year of Solomon rather than S. Horn and E. Thiele's 966 BC as the 4th year of Solomon.

---Actually dr. Doukhan do not mention the Adammic Covenant and the Eternal Covenant before that between the Trinity.

Eternal Covenant is in Ephesians 1:4.

Adammic covenant is in Genesis 3 especially 3:15

The year was 2165/2164 BC in Abraham's life. From Genesis 15:12-21 Abraham became a prophet.

A prophet is someone who is given "news" for the distant future and it came about.

Fourth generation means his own generation: his own (one), Isaac (two), Jacob (three) and Joseph (four). It allows for a kind of "dynasty counting". 

Joseph died in 1878 BC and Sesostris III did not remember Joseph in 1850 BC.

Especially 1848 because it is 430 years later at Sinai that the Law was given according to Paul in Galatians 3:17 and see verse 19.