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Genesis 4:26

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4:26 And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people 1  began to worship 2  the Lord.

Genesis 12:8

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12:8 Then he moved from there to the hill country east of Bethel 3  and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and worshiped the Lord. 4 

Genesis 13:4

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13:4 This was the place where he had first built the altar, 5  and there Abram worshiped the Lord. 6 

Genesis 21:33

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21:33 Abraham 7  planted a tamarisk tree 8  in Beer Sheba. There he worshiped the Lord, 9  the eternal God.

1 tn The word “people” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation. The construction uses a passive verb without an expressed subject. “To call was begun” can be interpreted to mean that people began to call.

2 tn Heb “call in the name.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 12:8; 13:4; 21:33; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116.

3 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

4 tn Heb “he called in the name of the Lord.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 4:26; 13:4; 21:33; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116, 281.

5 tn Heb “to the place of the altar which he had made there in the beginning” (cf. Gen 12:7-8).

6 tn Heb “he called in the name of the Lord.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 4:26; 12:8; 21:33; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116, 281.

7 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

8 sn The planting of the tamarisk tree is a sign of Abraham’s intent to stay there for a long time, not a religious act. A growing tree in the Negev would be a lasting witness to God’s provision of water.

9 tn Heb “he called there in the name of the Lord.” The expression refers to worshiping the Lord through prayer and sacrifice (see Gen 4:26; 12:8; 13:4; 26:25). See G. J. Wenham, Genesis (WBC), 1:116, 281.



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