Genesis 6a

Join Beth Tikkun as we continue our  Torah Project series. In this lesson, we begin by zooming in on Lamech’s prophecy concerning the birth of his son Noah, and then see how his speech is echoed in God’s decision to blot out mankind. (There is an amazing parallel.) Then we zoom out to look at the big picture and how God used f individuals in the Bible to make a brand new beginning for mankind. You will find the connections are beautiful and inspiring.

Visuals: Genesis 6a

Medios Visuales: Gén 6a

Categories Audio, Genesis, Torah Project | Tags: | Posted on September 4, 2016

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  1. by Scott Windus

    On September 9, 2016

    Hi Grant, in this teaching as you discuss Genesis 15 and the execution of the covenant between God and Abraham what is your take on versus 9-10 as to why the birds were not cut in two. (9 So God said to 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.” 10 So Abram brought all these to Him and cut them down the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.)

    You mentioned that there are only 2 times a Dove descends in the bible, the Ark and at the baptism of Yeshua. Do you see any connection with this and the Turtle Dove not being cut in the process of the covenant with Abraham? Thanks for the lesson. Loved the connections between Adam, Noah and Isaac . 🙂 Scott

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On September 11, 2016

    Scott, This is a great question (and I don’t claim to have a definitive answer), but here are my thoughts. Birds were never “dissected” when they were offered on the altar; only the sheep and cattle were. Thus, the birds are not divided during the episode of the blood covenant. However, this still does not answer the question ‘why?’. Possibly, it may be due to the fact that the birds and land animals were not created on the same day. The birds were created on Day 5 (the same day as the fish), and the land animals on Day 6 (the same day as Adam). Birds traditionally represent spiritual entities, and in the spiritual realm divisions do no exist in the same way as they do here, thus the birds were not cut in two and entirely separated as were the sheep and cattle I know this may be somewhat of a weak answer, but I hope it will give both of us something to chew on until we get a better one! Shalom, Grant

  3. by Scott Windus

    On September 12, 2016

    Thanks Grant.I like the thought about the spiritual representation of the bird and no division (not in our Greek way anyway) in the spiritual realm. Oh that we can see that kingdom come, on earth…. I will dwell on that. 🙂

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