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: http://bibleatlas.org/full/beer-lahai-roi.htm
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.