Father Abraham had a Total of Eight Sons
The first time I read Genesis 25:1,2, I was surprised to learn Abraham had six more sons, with his second wife Keturah, after Sarah died. That meant Abraham had a total of eight sons!
The Only Begotten Son
Genesis 17:19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
One thing we can be sure of is YHVH doesn’t show Favoritism, Deuteronomy 10:17. He is Impartial and sets people apart for His purpose, not because they are so special or righteous but because He is doing something Special and Righteous through them.
Deuteronomy 9:6 “Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the YHVH your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people.
Along the way YHVH gives and takes away, disciplines those He loves, and fulfills the Covenant that was to come through the linage of Isaac.
YHVH is not human, He is Spirit, He is Truth and He is Love, John 4:24; 1 John 4:8. It’s our nature to see YHVH through human eyes and interpret Scripture with our own bent. To see Spiritually we need to lie down our opinions and prejudice and humbly ask for Spiritual Wisdom.
By examining the tree below, we can trace back over 2,000 years and see the pattern of YHVH’s Covenant, through the only “begotten” son of the promise, Isaac. His linage is shown in green, from that linage comes King David and finally Yahusha, the fulfillment of YHVH’s Covenant through Isaac.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I (Yahushua) came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.18“For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.…
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the Babylon captivity are fourteen generations and from the captivity to the birth of Yahushua are fourteen generations.
(14 x 3 = 42) or three segments of Jewish history, Matthew 1:17