January 10, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

January 10: John 9, Genesis 20, Genesis 21, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 9 Jesus opens the eyes of a man blind from birth, on a Sabbath, so trouble arises from the Pharisees.

In Genesis 20 Abraham claims Sarah is his sister. Why? Sarah was his half-sister, so Abraham stretched the truth. The chapter shows God’s protection.

In Genesis 21 Isaac is born and Hagar and Ismael are sent away for good. It also features the treaty between Abraham and Abimelech at Beersheba.

 

Genesis 21, the birth of Isaac, Hagar and Ishmael sent away, the treaty at Beersheba.

Ishmael was the firstborn son, but not the son of promise.

 

Hagar wandered in the dame areas as she had walked with Abraham before.

The battle of Beersheba occurred in 1917, when the Turks of the Ottoman Empire were routed.

Leading the charge was the Fourth Light Horse Brigade. They look more like camels to me.