Let's pick up where we left off in the first part of this study. If my arithmetic is right, approximately 400 years after the flood, Terah, a descendant of Noah became the father of Abram (Abraham). They lived in UR, which was in southern Iraq. Eventually, they settled in Haran.
When God was planning Jesus’ ancestry, it would have made sense to give Him a royal lineage that would impress the world since He was coming to save the whole world. Instead He chose the most ignoble ancestry possible--one that anyone, even the gravest sinner could identify with.
Jesus used many different analogies to describe Himself. The Apostle John is the writer who is best known for using these analogies. In his gospel, we find the seven “I AM’s”: I AM; the bread of life; the light of the world; the good shepherd; the true vine; the resurrection and the life; and the way, the truth, and the life.
In the first part of this study, we looked at the significance of the name I AM, the name the Jews recognized as God's name and the name Jesus used to identify Himself as being God. In this part of the study we will look at a second name, the Bread of Life.
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