January 17, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

The three chapters chosen for today are all different. John 16 is full of promise and trouble, more promise and trouble in Genesis 35, followed by a chapter on genealogy.

January 17: John 16, Genesis 35, Genesis 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 16 Jesus continued his instructions to his disciples, beginning with explaining why it is good he leaves and sends the Holy Spirit. He ends with this encouragement: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Genesis 35. Jacob returned to Bethel, got rid of all the idols and built an altar. Moving on from Bethel, Rachel gave birth to Benjamin, a birth so hard Rachel died in childbirth.  Finally it tells of the death of Isaac.

In Genesis 36 is recorded the genealogy of Esau and the rulers of Edom.

January 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

January 17: John 16, Genesis 35, Genesis 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 20 Jesus continues his instructions to his disciples, beginning with explaining how it is good he leaves and sends the Holy Spirit. He ends with this encouragement: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Genesis 35 tells of the birth of Benjamin and Rachel’s death. Finally it tells of the death of Isaac.

Genesis 36 tells the Genealogy of Esau.

Genesis 36, Esau’s descendants and the rulers of Edom.

Edom, the hill country of Seir, is Southwest of the Dead sea, a dry near desert like land, but with winter rains and occasional rain at other times.

The descendants of Esau are well documented from Egyptian sources that corroborate the biblical account.