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Genesis 14

1 - In the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim,

2 - they made war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (also called Zoar).

3 - All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (also called the Salt Sea).

4 - They served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.

5 - In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 - and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to El Paran, which is by the wilderness.

7 - They returned, and came to En Mishpat (also called Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.

8 - The king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (also called Zoar) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim;

9 - against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.

10 - Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and some fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills.

11 - They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.

12 - They took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 - One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. At that time, he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and they were allies of Abram.

14 - When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

15 - He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 - He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the other people.

17 - The king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).

18 - Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.

19 - He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

20 - and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand."Abram gave him a tenth of all.

21 - The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods for yourself."

22 - Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to The LORD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

23 - that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'

24 - I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion."

Genesis 14 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Abram's nephew Lot is captured in the battle of the kings of Chedorlaomer, Lot is rescued by Abram, Abram meets Melchizedek who offers him bread and wine, Melchizedek blesses Abram, Abram pays tithes to Melchizedek, Abram refuses the spoils of war.

Genesis Chapter 14

Genesis 14:18-20 - And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Outline
Invasion of the Kings of Chederlaomer (Genesis 14:1-12)
Abram's Rescues Lot (Genesis 14:13-16)
Abram Meets Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17-24)

Summary
1 The Battle Of Four Kings Against Five
12 Lot Is Taken Prisoner
14 Abram Rescueth Him.
18 Melchizedek Blesseth Abram
20 Abram Giveth Him Tithe
22 The Rest Of The Spoil, His Partners Having Had Their Portions, He Restoreth To The King Of Sodom.

Map of the World of Abraham
Map of the World of Abraham
The World of Abram, the first Hebrew

Topics for Bible Study
Amraphel King of Shinar
Arioch King of Ellasar
Chedorlaomer King of Elam
Tidal king of Nations
The Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim
The Zuzims in Ham
The Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim
The Horites in Mount Seir
Enmishpat
Kadesh
The Country of the Amalekites
King of Sodom
King of Gomorrah
King of Admah
King of Zeboiim
King of Bela
The Vale of Siddim
The Salt Sea
Slimepits
Lot Captured
Abram the Hebrew
The Plain of Mamre
318 with Abram
Dan
Hobah
Damascus
The Valley of Shaveh
The Kings Dale
Melchizedek
King of Salem
Bread and Wine
Priest of the Most High God
El Elyon
Melchizedek Blessed Abram
Abram Gave Melchizedek Tithes
Abraham Refuses Reward
A Thread even to a Shoelatchet

Historical Background
Abram's nephew Lot is captured in the battle of the kings of Chedorlaomer, Lot is rescued by Abram, Abram meets Melchizedek who offers him bread and wine, Melchizedek blesses Abram, Abram pays tithes to Melchizedek, Abram refuses the spoils of war.

Ancient Customs
King
Hebrew
Warfare
Taking Prisoners
Spoils of War
Bread and Wine
Priest
Tithes
Thread
Shoelatchet

Geography
Kadesh
The Country of the Amalekites
The Vale of Siddim
The Salt Sea
Slimepits
The Plain of Mamre
Dan
Hobah
Damascus
The Valley of Shaveh
The Kings Dale
Salem

Ancient People
Amraphel King of Shinar
Arioch King of Ellasar
Chedorlaomer King of Elam
Tidal king of Nations
The Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim
The Zuzims in Ham
The Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim
The Horites in Mount Seir
King of Sodom
King of Gomorrah
King of Admah
King of Zeboiim
King of Bela
Melchizedek

Maps
Map of the Giants and Early Inhabitants of Ancient Israel
Map of the Canaanite Nations
Map of the World of Abraham
Map of the Journeys of Abraham

Map of the Journeys of Abraham
Map of the Journeys of Abraham
The Journeys of Abram and Lot

Clothing in the Time of Abraham
Clothing in the Time of Abraham

This is how a man or a patriarch would have dressed in ancient times about the time of Abraham which was around 1800 BC. From inside to out he wore an under garment which was bound by a girdle.

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt