Week #4 - Vayeira (And He Appeared)

Genesis 18 1 - 22:24
Also: Kings 4.1-37; Luke 17:26-37; Romans 9:6-9; Galatians 4:21-31; Hebrews 6:13-20; 11:13- 19; James 2:14-24; 2 Peter 2:4-10

3 Men appear at Abram’s tent. 2 are later described as angels, the 3rd is God himself, with prophesy and judgement.

Who Appeared In Your Life?

A Few Hebrew Definitions

  • LORD, H3068, ה ו ה י YHVH Yahweh: The capitalized 4 letters is always in Hebrew the tetra-grammaton, Y-H-V-H. Gen 18:1 “YHVH appears…’

  • Tent, H168, ל ה א ohel: tent, the sacred tent of Yahweh (the tabernacle), prayer shawl.

  • Sit, sat, Sitting, H3427 ב ◌ׁש י Yashab: To cause to dwell, rest, abide or learn

  • Three men, H7969-H376, שׁ ל שׁ שׁ י א shalosh 'iysh

  • Well of an Oath, H884 ע ב ◌ׁש ר א ּ◌ב Beer sheba

  • Angel, H4397 ך א ל מ mal'ak: messenger, representative, angel Notice (שׂ ר י H8297,

  • Sarai ש ◌ׂר ה H8283, Sarah. notice the ‘hey’ ה was added from Y-H-V-H.) H. YHVH Yireh: H3070 ה א ר י ה ו ה י From H3068 & H7200; God will see (to it).

  • Gate, H8179 ר ע ◌ׁש Sha’ar: entrance to a dwelling, (i.e. Gateway to learning, submission)

    • Notice Abraham ‘sat’ at the tent door before the Lord. 18:1 2

    • 19:1 Lot sat at the gate of Sodom.