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Chapter 8: The “Seven Dispensations” of Scofield’s Bible—continued We have now come to the discussion of the so-called fourth dispensation of Scofield’s “dispensations.” Scofield takes his point of departure for this “fourth dispensation” in Genesis 12:1. He captions this section as follows: “The Fourth Dispensation: PROMISE—from the call of Abraham to the giving of the Law (Gen. 12:1–Exodus 19:8).” Should we inquire more about this “dispensation,” then we read the following from Scofield’s pen: “(a) The dispensation of promise is connected with the “Abrahamic Covenant” (Gen. 15:18), and by it the “descendants” of Abraham became distinctive heirs of the promise. “(b) In Egypt...

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