Pan…Jesus? (Part 2)

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This post is continued from the previous post
“Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided;       his brother was named Joktan” (Gen. 10:25).

So here’s my two cents about how we might see Jesus in Genesis 10:25.  Eber means, “across or beyond” and may be related to the word Hebrew  (“One from beyond, from the other side”).  Peleg means “division” since the earth was divided in his time.  Joktan means “strike, beat.”  God the Father is definitely “Eber”—from beyond.  Jesus, His Son, was “Peleg” and “Joktan” at the cross.  That is, He was struck and beaten; His body was broken and divided (Luke 22:19).  The breaking and dividing of Christ affected the entire creation.  The days of Peleg saw the end of Pangaea and the emergence of a world transformed.  So too, the days of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection saw this world crucified and a new creation born in Christ’s resurrection (Gal. 6:14; 2 Cor. 5:17).

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Miklós says:

    Great! I enjoy very much these things. 🙂 Peleg was born 100 years after the great flood, continents were probably still very close for people to spread across, after the language turmoil. It is also interesting, that Peleg was the first living shorter, than 250 years, died even before Noah. I suppose the division brought a lot of stress upon the people… Yes, the bread is divided, and this unites us, sharing the same…

    1. mrteague says:

      Amen. Thanks for your thoughts, Miklos!

  2. Tim Shey says:

    For the natural man, the separation of the continents is problematic especially when culture, travel and communication is concerned.

    For the spiritual man (in Christ), there is no problem with the separation of the continents because we are all united in the Holy Ghost.

    1. mrteague says:

      Amen! There is no Jew, Greek, etc for we are all one in Christ. God bless 🙂

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