The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 13, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Jacob blessing to his sons and Joseph and Joseph's two sons Manasseh and Ephraim"

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 166 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 107.

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.

---Dr. Doukhan indicated the biblical position that Jacob blesses his twelve sons with the promised land dream and specially Joseph and his two sons.

---Manasseh and Ephraim, the sons of Joseph were blessed. Why? Because their father is part of the "seed" of Abraham mentioned in Galatians 3:17-19.

---Why is Galatians 3:17-19 important? For Chronology calculation purposes. The covenant was confirmed. With whom? Most scholars identify Abraham in this verse. Wrong.

---Dr. Doukhan just said the promise of the covenant was past on to Joseph because his sons were also blessed. The 430 years before the law was given in 1448 BC at Sinai after the Exodus in 1450 BC, was to Joseph's death and not Abraham's.

---Even some of our famous Adventist scholars made this error in assigning Abraham to the 19th century BC! It is Joseph's death in 1878 because he was born in 1988, became 110 years old.

---Jacob thinks past himself to the time when they will settle again in Canaan, in his blessing, says dr. Doukhan. Paul also thought past Abraham in the words: Galatians 3:16 "Now to Abraham and his seed the promises were made". Why scholars stuck with Abraham? Mystery. They miss history of Moses and the logic. They calculate wrongly.

---30 years after Joseph's death in 1878, Sesotris III was the ruler that did not remember Joseph and did not want to either. His face shows a very harsh man. Frowns all over his face. (see online statues of him). In fact, the Pharaoh of the Exodus in 1450 BC [Thutmosis III] was so impressed by Sesostris III as the initiator of the oppression of 400 years, that he made a stela of himself and Sesostris III together! “Birds of a feather---flock together”.

---Jacob new as Paul that all the families of the earth would be blessed through this line because Jesus the Messiah would come through this line as the special "Seed" of which Paul is also hinting in Galatians. Paul was a careful reader of Moses. So should we too.