Behold A New Name – No Longer A Byword

Behold A New Name – No Longer A Byword

There are several places in scripture that mention Israel receiving a new name that God is going to give them, but what's so special about a name change? On the surface a name change seems to have very little significance, but as we dig into this subject, we'll see that the name change is in response to hundreds of years of being a "byword" among the nations. What Is A Byword? Let's start by looking at a few verses that reference Israelites becoming a byword among the nations where they were driven. "And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb,…
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Genesis 14 (KJV)

Genesis 14 (KJV)

The War of The Kings 1 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…
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