BSF Study Questions Genesis Lesson 19, Day 5: Genesis 25:1-18

Summary of passage:  Abraham took another wife named Keturah and had more kids. He left everything he owned to Isaac but gave gifts to his other sons and sent them away to the land of the east.  Abraham lived 175 years and was buried with Sarah in the cave he bought from the Hittites.  God blessed Isaac who settled near Beer Lahai Roi.

Ishmael had 12 sons who became 12 tribal rulers.  He lived to be 137 years old.  His descendants settled near Egypt from Havilah to Shur as you go towards Asshur.  They lived in hostility towards their brothers.


12a)  Isaac got everything.  Ishmael got gifts before he died.

b)  Isaac:  Map of Beer Lahai Roi:

The sons of Ishmael all settled in Arabia as did most of the sons of Keturah.

13a)  Personal Question.  My answer:  Provided my husband with a job opportunity.  He’s given me a band to play in to keep my mind busy.  We are lacking for nothing for we have savings.  I keep getting the message that I need to write so I keep at it.

b)  Personal Question.  My answer:  Husband.  Kids.  Dog.

Conclusions:  I spent a little bit of time trying to find where the descendants settled but everywhere I looked it was all speculation as to the exact location so in the end I just linked to where Isaac settled since we’re going to be seeing a lot of him coming up and left the rest to Arabia.

I think every day is special as a gift from God and everything He provides is special.  So food, clothing, shelter, and another day to live and breathe are special gifts from God.

Does Beer Lahai Roi sound familiar?  It should.  It’s the place where Hagar encountered God in the form of “the angel of the Lord” as she was fleeing from Sarai and Abram in Genesis 16:14.  The name means “well of the Living One who sees me.”  Interesting that Isaac now ends up there.

Fun Fact:  Abraham is mentioned 70 times in the New Testament.  Only Moses is mentioned more.

6 thoughts on “BSF Study Questions Genesis Lesson 19, Day 5: Genesis 25:1-18

  1. Hello! I felt giddy when I came across your blog! I’m currently serving as a children’s leader in BSF Manila, Philippines and I enjoy how you break down your study and how it just pushes you to research more! 🙂 The word of God is truly alive and it speaks right into our hearts and hits us!

    Keep sharing what you learn! God bless you and your family!

  2. Just want to thank you atozmom for your faithfulness. Your answers are always good and thought provoking. I appreciate you. Wish I had known about your site when I took Isaiah. 🙂 I hear we will be studying revelation in the next couple of years. Thank you. You are appreciated! !

  3. I don’t remember all these personal questions in past year’s. I know we have had them but to this extent? Do y’all think so?

  4. I also appreciate your blog – I like to review my answers with yours before our class meets just to see a different perspective, and when I have a question I can’t figure out, sometimes your response helps me “get it.” Thank you! Sandy in New Mexico

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