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לך לך -"Go Out"

Weekly parashah #3: Lech Lecha

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Genesis 12:1

Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;

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The Hebrew Word

The name of this week's parashah comes from the Hebrew word הלך (halak) which is Strong's #1980. It is a primitive root which means "to walk". It is used 1558 times in 1340 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time halak is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:14.

Genesis 2:14

The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.


Last use in Scripture

The last time halak is used in Scripture is in Malachi 3:14.

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?


Parashah Outline

  • Avram Journeys to Egypt - Genesis 12:1
  • Avram and Lot - Genesis 13:1
  • War of the Kings - Genesis 14:1
  • God's Promise to Avram of a Great Reward - Genesis 14:17
  • Avram Promised a Son - Genesis 15:1
  • Sarai and Hagar - Genesis 16:1
  • Avraham and The Covenant of Circumcision - Genesis 17:1


Portraits of Messiah

 

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Other Observations

Below is a chart of the postdiluvian (post-Flood) forefathers. It lists when they were born and when they died, when their firstborn son was born, and how long after the Flood they were born. (Click the chart to enlarge it.) Two particularly interesting notes from this chart:

Noach was alive the first 58 years of Avram's life. He could have related to Avram the details of life before, during, and after the Flood.

Shem was alive the first 110 years of Avram's life. He could have related to Avram (and Yitzchak!) the events of the Flood.

POSTDILUVIAN FOREFATHERS © Psalm11918.org


None of the traditional 613 commandments is found in this parashah.

 


Genesis 12:1 (The LORD) Gen 15:7

Genesis 12:2 (I will make you a great nation) Gen 17:4-6; 18:18; 46:3, Deut 26:5

Genesis 12:2 (I will bless you) Gen 17:4-6; 18:18; 46:3

Genesis 12:3 (I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse ) Gen 24:35; 27:29, Num 24:9

Genesis 12:3 (And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed) Gen 22:18; 26:4; 28:14

Genesis 12:4 (Lot) Gen 11:27, 31

Genesis 12:5 (Possessions) Gen 13:6

Genesis 12:5 (The persons which they had acquired in Haran) Gen 14:14, Lev 22:11

Genesis 12:5 (Thus they came to the land of Canaan) Gen 11:31

Genesis 12:6 (Shechem, to the oak of Moreh) Gen 35:4 Deut 11:30

Genesis 12:7 (Appeared to Abram) Gen 17:1; 18:1

Genesis 12:7 (To your descendants I will give this land) Gen 13:15; 15:18 Deut 34:4

Genesis 12:7 (An altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him) Gen 13:4, 18; 22:9

Genesis 12:8 (Called upon the name of the LORD) Gen 4:26; 21:33

Genesis 12:9 (The Negev) Gen 13:1, 3; 20:1; 24:62

Genesis 12:10 (A famine in the land) Gen 26:1

Genesis 12:10 (Severe in the land) Gen 43:1

Genesis 12:11 (Beautiful woman) Gen 26:7; 29:17

Genesis 12:12 (And when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live) Gen 20:11

Genesis 12:13 (My sister) Gen 20:2, 5, 12; 26:7

Genesis 12:15 (The woman was taken into Pharaoh's house) Gen 20:2

Genesis 12:16 (He treated Abram well for her sake) Gen 20:14

Genesis 12:16 (Gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels) Gen 13:2

Genesis 12:17 (Sarai) Gen 20:18

Genesis 12:18 (What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?) Gen 20:9, 10; 26:10

Genesis 13:1 (the Negev) Gen 12:9

Genesis 13:2 (very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold) Gen 24:35

Genesis 13:3 (Between Bethel and Ai) Gen 12:8

Genesis 13:4 (Altar which he had made there formerly) Gen 12:7, 8

Genesis 13:5 (Lot) Gen 12:5

Genesis 13:6 (The land could not sustain them while dwelling together) Gen 36:7

Genesis 13:6 (for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together) Gen 12:5, 16; 13:2

Genesis 13:7 (And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock ) Gen 26:20

Genesis 13:7 (The Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land) Gen 12:6; 15:20-21

Genesis 13:10 (Valley of the Jordan) Gen 19:17-29 Deut 34:3

Genesis 13:10 (Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) Gen 19:24

Genesis 13:10 (The garden of the LORD) Gen 2:8,10

Genesis 13:10 (Like the land of Egypt) Gen 47:6

Genesis 13:10 (Zoar) Gen 14:2,8; 19:22 Deut 34:3

Genesis 13:12 (The cities of the valley) Gen 14:2; 19:24-25, 29

Genesis 13:13 (The men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly ) Gen 18:20

Genesis 13:13 (Sinners against the LORD) Gen 39:9 Num 32:23

Genesis 13:14 (Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are) Deut 3:27; 34:1-4

Genesis 13:14 (Northward and southward and eastward and westward) Gen 28:14

Genesis 13:15 (For all the land which you see) Gen 12:7

Genesis 13:15 (I will give it to you and to your descendants forever) Gen 13:17; 15:7; 17:8

Genesis 13:16 (As the dust of the earth) Gen 16:10; 28:14 Num 23:10

Genesis 13:17 (Walk about the land through its length and breadth) Num 13:17-24

Genesis 13:17 (I will give it to you) Gen 13:15

Genesis 13:18 (Oaks of Mamre) Gen 14:13

Genesis 13:18 (An altar to the LORD) Gen 8:20; 12:7-8


 

Genesis 12:2 (You shall be a blessing) Zech 8:13

Genesis 12:8 (Bethel on the west and Ai on the east) Josh 8:9, 12

Genesis 12:13 (I may live on account of you) Jer 38:17, 20

Genesis 13:12 (The cities of the valley) Ezek 16:49

Genesis 13:13 (Sinners against the LORD) Isaiah 49:18


 

Genesis 12:7 (To your descendants I will give this land) Ps 105: 9-12

Genesis 12:17 (Sarai) Ps 105:14 1 Chr 16:21

Genesis 13:8 (So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers) Prov 15:18; 20:3

Genesis 13:15 (I will give it to you and to your descendants forever) 2 Chr 20:7


Genesis 12:1 (The LORD) Gen 15:7 Acts 7:3 Heb 11:8

Genesis 12:3 (I will make you a great nation) Acts 3:25 Gal 3:8

Genesis 12:5 (Thus they came to the land of Canaan) Heb 11:8

Genesis 12:7 (To your descendants I will give this land) Acts 7:5 Gal 3:16

Genesis 13:13 (Sinners against the LORD) 2 Pet 2:7-8

Genesis 13:15 (I will give it to you and to your descendants forever) Acts 7:5


1340 verses that include halak (Strong's #1980)

 

 

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Yom Rivi'i, 14 Shevat, 5781

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