The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob
August 5, 2019
Good Morning Princesses!
Last week we looked at the word "love". Today we will focus on a key word that encompasses our study.
The word patriarch has both a Latin and Greek translation:
Latin ~ “pater” meaning father
Greek verb ~ “archo” meaning to rule
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, patriarch is defined as:
one of the scriptural fathers of the human race or of the Hebrew people;
a man who is father or founder; or
the oldest member or representative of a group.
A patriarch is thus a ruling ancestor who may have been the founding father of a family, a clan, or a nation
2. Patriarchal Age
Wikipedia identifies the patriarchal age as the “era of the three biblical patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob according to the narratives of Genesis 12–50”. Beginning Tuesday, September 10, we will study the “patriarchal age” starting at Genesis Chapter 12, the call of Abram. As with Biblical times, families today have sometimes identified their patriarch. Who are the patriarchs in your family?
Next Week...The Scrolls
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