I watched an episode of “Extreme Homes” today. It is more than a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” type show. Although, they do feature some homes of famous people.
They showed a round house once owned by a member of the rock group, “The Who.” The front door opens into the kitchen. The architect must have been a man or they never planned to use the kitchen!
Even worse, was the home with the front door leading into the master bedroom! The only house that appealed to me was the “smart house.” It had a weather sensor on the roof and a series of perforated and solid panels.The computer moved the panels to have the optimum energy efficiency in the house. The house itself could be packed up and moved. It had its own energy source and filtration system for rain water collected on the roof.
Abraham had a mobile home, too. He was more than rich.
Genesis 13:2, “Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.”
In Egypt, Abraham acquired sheep, oxen, donkeys, menservants, maidservants, and camels, (Gen. 12:16).
“Critics have set aside the statement that Abram had camels in Egypt as an error. But archeological evidence, including some twenty objects ranging from the seventh century B.C. to the period before 3000 B.C. proves the authenticity of the Bible record concerning Abraham.” Amplified Bible Notes
“An Arab sheik is considered rich who has a hundred or two hundred tents, from sixty to a hundred camels, a thousand sheep and goats respectively. And Abram being very rich, must have far exceeded that amount of pastoral property. “Gold and Silver” being rare among these people, his probably arose from the sale of his produce in Egypt….Domestic slaves, such as are common in Eastern countries still, are considered and treated as members of the family. If Abram could spare 318 slaves and leave a sufficient number to take care of the flocks, what a large establishment he must have had.” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. I
“All We Need” by Charlie Hall