Genesis 14 places our man, Abram Father of our Faith, against the three kings under Nimrod, AKA, Amraphel king of Shinar. Abram goes against Nimrod as well and wins. Then God blesses both Abram and us with the truth of Melchizedek and the Genesis 15 Covenant that Blesses All Nations! Now we, per 1 Peter 2 can be a royal priesthood under Yeshua as our Priest, who is forever in the Order of Melchizedek.
First, we have the three kings who serve under Amraphel, king of Shinar (Nimrod) during the time of the Tower of Babel who attack the five kings of the plains who rebelled against Chedorlaomer.
Abram Father of our faith is a mighty tribal prince and warrior king
In Genesis 14 we see that it has been fourteen years of oppression by King Chadorlaomer against the five kings of the plain of Jordan. Now, Abram is in the land as a stranger as the five cities of the plain revolt against Chadorlaomer with two ally kings and one world ruler, Nimrod, AKA Amraphel, King of Shinar.
It is speculated by Hebrew scholars that the stakes were control over the copper mines south and southwest of the Dead Sea. The Proto-Sinaitic Inscriptions give a testimony of the importance of these copper mines.
The mines were worked from ancient times leading up to the Nephilim battle where the “Rephaim in Ashteroth Kanaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kirathaim” were smote alongside the “Horites in their Mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.” Also, the three kings under Nimrod “returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites , and also the Amorite, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.”
Per Amos 2:9 (YHWH speaking):
9 “Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.”
The four kings that have attacked the five kings of the land that is in dispute now have taken Lot and his family prisoner to Damascus from their home in Sodom and Gomorrah.
I remember the first time I read this account on my way to reading of the Genesis 15 Covenant between YHWH and our Father of Faith, Abraham and I was thrilled. It seemed better than “Lord of the Rings”, which was introduced to me by a practicing wizard in one of my Art classes.
I did enjoy reading, “The Fellowship of the Rings” for its amazing battle scenes, but now I can use my sense of adventure and sense of fantasy while reading the whole Bible including the gracious and loving Torah provided by a gracious and loving, YHWH!
I was so excited to read this in my barracks dorm, and tho I was beginning to wake up to the truth of the Nephilim seed war that this battle account in Genesis unfolds for us.
I was still unsure and wanted to read more of the Bible before confirming to my “Barracks Church” that these three kings under Nimrod (Amraphel) were in fact Nephilim giants that were the offspring of hybridizing marriages between Angelic Sons of God and human daughters of men. But, I did tell them that the tribes they attacked in the plains of Jordan were Nephilim Giants.
But, out of all the Old Testament accounts that I did not find time to share with my small Barracks Church during that year, I did quickly tell them about this battle. At that time I was teaching them about the “Wars and Rumors of Wars.” It was part of our prophetic study of the End Times warnings of Yeshua in his Olivet Discourse!
So, let’s read both Genesis 14 and 15 here and you can read along with me as I read it on the video. And, then I will give to you a short video study on how we as believers in Yeshua are a royal priesthood that carries on the role of Israel as priests for YHWH’s kingdom!
Think, EPIC Battle Fantasy Adventure War story imaginings, while reading this account. Then, revel in pure joy as:
- The battle is won
- Melchizedek is shown to us for the first time
- And, Abram and YHWH cut the Abrahamic Covenant that we have been so richly blessed through!
14 “And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
2 That these 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, which is Zoar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.”
Notice how YHWH promises Abraham the Land of Canain and lists many of the Nephilim Giant Tribes that will be dispossessed. Every time we cast them out of victim we get to dispossess them to the pit all over again!
After YHWH’s help in whooping the Nephilim kings is it no wonder that Abram calls YHWH, “Thy Shield and exceeding great reward?” We have the Shield of the faith of Abram (who soon will be named Abraham) per Ephesians 6 now. And, we must use the whole armor of YHWH!
15 “After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
In this Short Bible Study I dig into 1 Peter 2:1-10 and Exodus 19. We are the “lively stones” that are built up as a “spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YHWH by Yeshua, ha Meshiach” who is the “chief cornerstone, elect, precious; and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded.” We can be so joyful to be in and bring others into THAT holy priesthood-And, warn those that disalow Yeshua to repent and have faith in Yeshua!
If you want to help show the hope that is within you to those that are skeptical of the Bible as true history, then you could share this report from CuttingEdge.org about the veracity of Biblical history through archeology.
In this excerpt from the report you see that Abram was a real prince of the plain of Jordan during this time period from the treasured Ebla Tablets!
“1. Written records from over 4,000 years ago. Dr. Paolo Matthiae, Director of the Italian Archeological Mission in Syria, “hit an archeological jackpot” in 1975. He discovered “the greatest third-millennium [B.C.] archive ever unearthed.” It included “more than 15,000 cuneiform tablets and fragments” and unveiled a Semitic empire that dominated the Middle East more than four thousand years ago. Its hub was Ebla, where educated scribes filled ancient libraries with written records of history, people, places and commerce.
“These early tablets display an ease of expression, an elegance that indicates complete mastery of the cuneiform system by the scribes,” said Dr. Giovanni Pettinato, former epigraphist of the Italian Mission, who worked closely with Dr. Matthiae. “One can only conclude that writing had been in use at Ebla for a long time before 2500 B.C.”
The Ebla tablets verified the worship of pagan gods such as Baal, Dagan and Asherah “known previously only from the Bible.” They mention the name “Abraham” and “Ur of Chaldees” (the Biblical Abraham’s birthplace) as well as other familiar cities and places:
“The names of cities thought to have been founded much later, such as Beirut and Byblos, leap from the tablets. Damascus and Gaza are mentioned, as well as two of the Biblical cities of the plain, Sodom and Gomorrah. … Most intriguing of all are the personal names found on the Ebla tablets. They include Ab-ra-mu (Abraham), E-sa-um (Esau)….” “