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Education of Yah: Abraham's Wives: Jubilees 20

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

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This sermon is going to discuss Abraham's wives and How Abba Yah cannot Contradict Himself when it comes to marriage.

Exodus 20:14

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Adultery-H5003-נָאַףnâʼaph, naw-af'; a primitive root; to commit adultery; figuratively, to apostatize:—adulterer(-ess), commit(-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.

The Lord God Almighty Abba Yah is clear on what married persons should do. When He Says: DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY! Do you think He excluded Abraham? The religions of today want you to believe that Abba Yah is a Liar and He Is Not. I bring this up because many sermons I have heard leave out: Abraham married Hagar.

The Lutheran and Catholic along with some Baptist preachers leave out a lot of information and as we have been learning follow the doctrine of the serpent seed.

I believe the reason for this is because, well look at the world now:

Brother Against Brother! which is Also The True Word of Yah because He told us we would fight against one another.

Deuteronomy 5:18

Neither shalt thou commit adultery.H5003

Jubilees 20:1

And in the forty-second jubilee, in the first year of the seventh week, Abraham called Ishmael, [2052 (2045?) A.M.] and his twelve sons, and Isaac and his two sons, and the six sons of Keturah, and their sons.

We learned in Jubilees 20 that Abraham has 8 Sons and grandsons who learned the True Word of Yah as commanded by Him who was taught what Righteousness means and how to stay away from Uncleanness and Fornication.

Now let us learn about how many wives Abraham had who birthed whom

  1. Sarai

a.) Abraham aka Abram before name change marries Sarai

Jubilees 12:9

And in the fortieth jubilee, in the second week, in the seventh year thereof, [1925 A.M.] Abram took to himself a wife, and her name was Sarai, the daughter of his father, and she became his wife

  • This was Abraham's half sister. Born from his father but different mother.

b.) Name changed to Sarah

Genesis 17:15

Then God said to Abraham, “Regarding Sarai, your wife—her name will no longer be Sarai. From now on her name will be Sarah.

a female prophet

c) Sarah Bears Isaac- The Second Son of Abraham

Genesis 21:1-5

The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised.2 She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would.3 And Abraham named their son Isaac.4 Eight days after Isaac was born, Abraham circumcised him as God had commanded.5 Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born.

2. Hagar

a) Sarai tells Abraham to Marry her handmaid Hagar so she can have children via her

Jubilees 14:21-24

And Abram rejoiced, and made all these things known to Sarai his wife; and he believed that he would have seed, but she did not bear.

And Sarai advised her husband Abram, and said unto him: 'Go in unto Hagar, my Egyptian maid: it may be that I shall build up seed unto thee by her.'

And Abram harkened unto the voice of Sarai his wife, and said unto her, 'Do (so).' And Sarai took Hagar, her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to Abram, her husband, to be his wife.

And he went in unto her, and she conceived and bare him a son, and he called his name Ishmael, in the fifth year of this week [1965 A.M.]; and this was the eighty-sixth year in the life of Abram.

b) According to the Book of Genesis, Hagar was bought in Egypt as a slave for Sarah,[2] who gave her to Abraham to bear a child. But Who is Hagar Really? Because We Must know the Truth about our ancestors. Let us Now Examine this. We will be using the Targums for this information as well as other sources.

c. Hagar was the daughter of the Egyptian Pharaoh!

  • Rabbinical commentators asserted that Hagar was Pharaoh's daughter. The midrash Genesis Rabbah states it was when Sarah was in Pharaoh's harem that he gave her his daughter Hagar as servant, saying: "It is better that my daughter should be a servant in the house of such a woman than mistress in another house".

    • Harems existed in the pre-Islamic civilizations of the Middle East and in the courts of pre-Islamic Assyria, Persia, and Egypt. The harem was also found in the courts of China and Japan as well as in India and southeast Asia.

    • Definition of harem-Merriam Webster

1a: a usually secluded house or part of a house allotted to women in some Muslim households

b: the wives, concubines, female relatives, and servants occupying a harem 2. informal : a group of women associated with one man (the pop star and his harem)

  • Hagar enters the Biblical scene when 75-year-old Abram (not yet renamed Abraham) and 65-year-old Sarai (not yet Sarah) travel to Egypt during a famine in Canaan. The Hebraic couple’s sojourn into this foreign land occurs approximately 1750 BCE, during the 13th dynasty of the Middle Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt.

    • During this brief 155-year time period in Egyptian history, the Pharaohs spoke Hebrew and were thus considered Semitic:

  • “The Thirteenth Dynasty is notable for the accession of Khendjer, the first Semitic king of a native Egyptian dynasty, who is remembered for three things: his pyramid complex at Saqqara, which was perhaps completed as a pyramidion; many inscriptions on objects that bear his unique Semitic name; and the fact that his throne name, Userkare (“The Soul of Re is Powerful”) did not enable the king to maintain control over his kingdom.”1

d.) Hagar's father was the Pharaoh named Rikayon who's historic name is Seuserenre Khyan

  • Yasher 15 confirms what is written in the Targums

  • Sefer HaYashar (midrash) Confirms what is in the Targums as well

    • Sefer HaYashar is a midrash that covers Biblical history, from creation until the Judges period. Named after an ancient text referred to in Joshua 10:12 and II Samuel 1:17, it is also referred to as the Toledot Adam or Divrei haYamim heArukh.

  • Seuserenre Khyan was an Hyksos king of the Fifteenth Dynasty of Egypt, ruling over Lower Egypt in the second half of the 17th century BCE. His royal name Seuserenre translates as "The one whom Re has caused to be strong." Khyan bears the titles of an Egyptian king, but also the title ruler of the foreign land. Dates proposed for Khyan's reign: c. 1700–1669/1667 BC,[4] 1653–1614 BC,[5] 1610?–1580 BC

e) Hagar is the mother of Ishmael- Abraham's 1st Son

f) Hagar is one of the only women in Genesis

to talk to God, and she is the only person in Genesis to give God a name, she calls

God El-Ro'i, God of seeing, when she has a vision near a well that she will give birth

to a son. Machalat calls the son she has with Esau Reu'el, "See God!"

The Reason I love not being a theologist is that I can tell the Truth and not worry about indoctrination and the "rules" associated with being a "typical" minister. I didn't go to seminary school please remember my background is psychology. Now back to our sermon...

Now that we learned who Hagar Really Is, let us now look at Abraham's 3rd Wife Keturah

3. Keturah

a.) Abraham's 3rd Wife- The Book of Jubilees

Jubilees 19:11

And Abraham took to himself a third wife, and her name was Keturah, from among the daughters of his household servants, for Hagar had died before Sarah. And she bare him six sons, Zimram, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah, in the two weeks of years.

b.) Keturah is Hagar!!!- Remember the Names Have Changed to hide Identity

Which makes sense since Abba Yah says we are not to commit Adultery and Abraham only casted out his wife Hagar, never divorced her or disowned Ishmael. But here again, we know Abraham married Hagar while married to Sarah.

  • Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki; 1040-1105; foremost commentator on the Torah and Talmud; leader of the Jewish community in Alsace-Lorraine

  • Ten Min of Torah- Erika-Davis- PDF

"To me the connection of Hagar as Keturah is evident by the fact that the sons of Keturah are named as well as the names of their descendants. Naming of people in the Torah is often a sign of significance. This idea of Keturah as Hagar is also supported by how the text ends, with the death of Abraham.

When Abraham dies we read that both of his sons bury their father in the same cave where Sarah is buried. We close with a recitation of the 12 sons of Ishmael, the grandchildren of Hagar/Keturah and Abraham.

Some pieces of Midrash argue that this recitation of Ishmael’s children is proof of the promise that God makes to both Abraham and Sarah and Abraham and

Hagar; that his descendants will be as numerous as grains of sand and stars in the sky. God fulfills his promise to Abraham not just through Isaac, but also through Ishmael. And therefore

through Hagar. "

In the Aggadah Keturah is identified with Hagar. The connection with incense is that her good deeds gave off a fragrance like incense; or that she combined (kitrah) in herself piety and nobility (Gen. R. 61:4). She was a daughter of Japheth (Yal. Reub. Gen. 26:2, 36c).

c) Keturah was from was a descendent of Shem through Joktan. That would make her of the same blood line as Abraham and Sarah. She is considered to be one of the most ignored significant people in the Bible, ref. Wikipedia. She had at least six sons to Abraham, ancestors to Arabian tribes. There is nothing negative mentioned about her in the Bible.

d.) The name Keturah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "incense".

Jubilees 17:17-18

  • And the Lord knew that Abraham was faithful in all his afflictions; for He had tried him through his country and with famine, and had tried him with the wealth of kings, and had tried him again through his wife, when she was torn (from him), and with circumcision; and had tried him through Ishmael and Hagar, his maid-servant, when he sent them away.

  • And in everything wherein He had tried him, he was found faithful, and his soul was not impatient, and he was not slow to act; for he was faithful and a lover of the Lord.

As you can see the sending away of Hagar and Ishmael was a test of faith. When Abraham did as Abba Yah commanded him to, later on in life he was joined back together with the woman he was bound to from the beginning, his first son's mother Hagar/Keturah. For it seems that Keturah was tried just as much as Abraham was at times. Abba Yah always tests our faith and it's up to us to chose the path that leads us to Him or towards this world.

Regardless of what has been taught when we look at Abba Yah's Word it is clear, we are to have one man or wife at a time, and we are to remember our Brothers and Sisters! All 7 Billion of them.

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