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On that day

YHVH (read Adonai)


a covenant with ABRAM


“To your seed I have given this land, from the river of EGYPT

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to the great river, the river EUPHRATES.”


When the fire passed between the cut pieces of the animals THE ETERNAL AND PERSONAL GOD established a covenant with THE EXALTED FATHER. The purpose of the covenant was to assure him of the following: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river on the boarder of THE PLACE BOUND BY SIN, to the greatest river of all, the ONE THAT BREAKS FORTH INTO A GREAT STREAM.”



The meaning of the name “Egypt”: The word means “a siege, an enclosure, a defensive or fortified place, also a besieged place, or a bound-up place.” Throughout Scripture Egypt is consistently portrayed as a representation of sin. Because of that negative reputation, I have chosen to focus on the “besieged or bound up” part of the name, while I acknowledge that Egyptians of that day would have said that they were the ones doing the besieging. I have tied together the idea of besieged or bound, and that of sin to come up with the following meaning of the name: PLACE THAT IS BOUND BY SIN.