Monday, September 28, 2009
The Genesis Genealogies Code
Abraham Park (2009), The Genesis Genealogies (Hong Kong: Periplus Editions Ltd).
Abraham Park was the moderator of the General Assembliy of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, Hap-dong Conservative. Basing on Deuteronmy 32:7 "Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you," Abraham relates the Mosaic words "days of old" and "years of generations" to the ten genealogies in Genesis.
Taking each genealogy in turn, Park examines the names of the people, the duration of their lives and the order in which the names appears. Then he draws the fascinating conclusion that each of the ten genealogies reveals God's divine administration of redemption. That is, in each genealogy, there is the recurrent pattern of the fall of man, repentance and God's salvation.
Finding the hidden message in the genealogies is almost as exciting as reading the Da Vinci Code and equally as fascinating.