Prophecies of Messiah – Genesis 9:26-27: God shall dwell in the tents of Shem

Prophecies of Messiah

Messiah in Hebrew literally means an anointed one, as in a king (1 Samuel 24:6, 10), prophet (1 Kings 19:16) or priest (Leviticus 4:3, 5, 16; 6:22). The term is used in reference to God’s people as well (Psalm 105:15; 1 Chronicles 16:22). Most important is the usage of the term in reference to the Son of God (Psalm 2:2, 6-7; Matthew 16:16; 26:63; John 6:69), the Savior of the world (Habakkuk 3:13; Daniel 9:25) who is to rule as King over all the earth (Psalm 72:1-11; Isaiah 9:6-7; Psalm 110:1-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 9:9-10; Daniel 7:13-14).

Prophecies of Messiah – Genesis 9:26-27: God will dwell in the tents of Shem

Gen 9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Gen 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

The Ancients interpreted ‘He shall dwell in the tents of Shem’ as a prophecy of the Glory of the Lord coming to earth. The Targum Onkelos translates the phrase as “God shall cause his Shechinah or glorious Majesty to dwell in the tents of Shem.”

This would occur through a descendant of Shem, Jesus of Nazareth.

Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Rom 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Shem is the Hebrew word for name.  The LORD God, in His infinite wisdom, caused the names of the ancestors of Messiah to teach the Gospel. Here is an example from Luke 3.

Luke 3 Genealogy
Adam – red earth, man
Seth – appointed
Enos – mortal man
Cainan – receive/ birth/ fixed/ nest
Mahalaleel – the splendor of Yah
Jared – he shall descend
Enoch – dedicated
Methuselah – his death shall bring
Lamech – the defeated, despairing
Noah – rest
Shem – name, character
Arphaxad – one who releases/stronghold
Cainan – acquire
Shelah – peace/ sprout
Eber – cross over
Peleg – division
Reu – friend
Serug – firm/ interwine
Nahor – pierced in ignorance/ snort
Terah – turn from duration of wandering/ delay
Abraham –  father of multitude
Isaac – laughter
Jacob – supplanter
Judah – praise Yah
Perez – break forth
Hezron – arrows of joy/ enclosed/ sound trumpet
Ram – high
Amminadab – the people of the willing giver
Nahshon – hear an ominous oracle
Salmon – his garment is a high mountain
Boaz – in him is strength
Obed – serve, worship
Jesse – The LORD who is
David – beloved
Nathan – giver
Mattathah – of a gift
Menan – of consolation
Melea – full care
Eliakim – God will establish
Jonan – gift of grace
Joseph – add
Judah – praise Yah
Simeon  – listen, obey
Levi – joined
Matthat –  gift
Jorim – The LORD has exalted
Eliezer –  help
Jose – He is our aid
Er – watchful
Elmodam – God has measured
Cosam – divination
Addi – a great witness
Melchi – my king
Neri – my light
Shealtiel – asked of God
Zerubbabel – seed of Babel
Rhesa – healed of Yah
Joannas –  The LORD full of grace
Judah – praise Yah
Joseph – add
Semei – obey
Mattathia-  gift of Yah
Maath – this time on
Naggai – radiance of sunlight
Esli – by his side/ nobility/ unto the LORD my eyes/ reserved of the LORD
Nahum – comfort
Amos – burden
Mattathia –  gift of the LORD
Joseph – add
Janna – answer the oppressed
Melchi – my king
Levi – join
Matthat – gift
Heli – ascend
Joseph – add
Jesus – salvation of Yah

In ‘story form’, the above names reveal thus:
God, to the earth, has appointed mortal man to receive (through human birth) His splendor. He shall come down, teaching/dedicated that His death shall bring the defeated, rest. His name shall release us so that we may acquire peace as we cross over the gap by our friend who is a firm rope (who was pierced in ignorance so that we may repent from our wondering). This Father of a great multitude shall laugh in mockery at the supplanter who caught His heel. Praise will break forth! Arrows of joy on high from the people of this willing giver! Hear an ominous oracle. His garment is a high mountain and in Him is strength. Worship and serve the LORD who is Beloved, He is a giver of a gift of consolation and full care. He will establish this gift of grace and He will add praise. Listen and obey, for we have been joined to this gift that the LORD has exalted. This Helper will be our aid. Be watchful, for God has measured all divination with a great witness that the LORD is our King and Light. I have asked God, will sinful offspring of Babel be healed of You. He answered, ” I am full of grace.” Then praise and add to it! Obey the gift of the LORD from this time on. The radiance of sunlight is by His side in nobility. Comfort and compassion are for the one with a great burden. With this gift of the LORD, He will add and answer the oppressed..”The LORD is King.” Join unto the gift and ascend when He adds to you Jesus!

Jesus is Christ the LORD

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