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Both stories have a short appendix in which the drunken father is disgraced by his children (9:20–27; 19:30– 38). Both stories are structured as lengthy ‘palistrophes’ or ‘mirror-images’ (cf. comments on 6:9–9:29). A Abraham looks towards Sodom (18:16) A1 Abraham looks towards Sodom (19:27– 28) B God’s reflections on Sodom (18:17–21) B1 Sodom destroyed (19:23–26) C Abraham’s plea for Sodom (18:22–33) C1 Lot’s plea for Zoar (19:17–22) D Angels arrive in Sodom (19:1–3) D1 Departure from Sodom (19:15–16) E Assault on Lot and angels (19:4–11) E1 Lot’s sons-in-law reject appeal (19:14) F Sodom’s destruction announced (19:12– 13) So how does the story of Sodom’s overthrow relate to the main theme of Genesis, the fulfilment of the promises to Abraham?
3:16). In Isaac’s ready submission to Abraham’s will we see an image of the Son who said ‘Father … not my will, but yours be done’ (Lk. 22:42). 20–24 With Isaac’s future guaranteed (17), the narrative now looks ahead briefly to show us the pedigreee of his future bride, Rebekah. As ch. 24 makes plain, God had everything arranged. This little genealogy shows how God provides for our needs before we even recognize them (Mt. 6:25–34). Notes. 1 God tests people to uncover their true character (cf. Dt.
Pr. 31:10–31). She was energetic (running to draw water for ten camels; v 20), hospitable (eager to welcome the servant to her home; v 28) and, above all, a woman of faith (ready like Abraham to leave home and family for the land of promise; v 57, cf. Mt. 19:29). Notes. 10 Aram Naharaim is an area now in northern Syria, east of the Euphrates. The town of Nahor is probably Haran (cf. 11:31) or a city nearby. 15 For a fuller genealogy see 22:20–24. 53 These gifts to the family, elsewhere called the bride-price or marriage present (RSV, Ex.