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תולדת - "Generations"

Weekly parashah #6: Toldot

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Genesis 25:19

Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;

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The Hebrew Word

The name of this week's parashah תולדת (toldot) is a plural Hebrew word that means "generations" as in a genealogical record. It is Strong's #8435 and it is used 52 times in 39 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time toldot is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:4.

Genesis 2:4

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD G-d made earth and heaven.


Last use in Scripture

The last time toldot is used in Scripture is in 1 Chronicles 26:31.

1 Chronicles 26:31-32

As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief (these Hebronites were investigated according to their genealogies and fathers' households, in the fortieth year of David's reign, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead) and his relatives, capable men, were 2,700 in number, heads of fathers' households. And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning all the affairs of God and of the king.

Parashah Outline

  • Yitzchak's Sons - Genesis 25:19
  • Yitzchak's Settles in G'rar - Genesis 26:1
  • Quarrel Over The Wells - Genesis 26:18
  • Covenant with Avimelech - Genesis 26:26
  • Yaakov's Deception - Genesis 27:1
  • The Stolen Blessing - Genesis 27:30
  • Yaakov is Sent Away - Genesis 28:1

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Yom Rivi'i, 16 Kislev, 5784

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