According to the traditional view, Abraham began his migration from Ur in the southern Mesopotamian plain. Some scholars, however, prefer an Ur located in northwestern Mesopotamia, noting that all other references to the patriarchal homeland point to that direction.
The family of Abraham (Abram) began their migration to Canaan from Ur, the ancient Sumerian city in southern Mesopotamia. Genesis offers few details of either the route or time involved in the journe
After more than two centuries of decline, urban life returned to Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 2000–1550 B.C.) as classical Canaanite culture reached its zenith. Cities and villages sprang up, especially in the coastal plains and the great fertile valleys of Jezreel and the northern Jordan Valley.
We need to be determined to emulate the faith of Abraham. As was true of him, we also need knowledge and experience. As we grow in our knowledge of God and be obedient to what we learn, we will see how He blesses and protects us.
The narrative now takes leave of the rest of the Shemites, as well as the other branches of the human family, and confines itself to Abram. It is no part of the design of Scripture to trace the development of worldliness.
Genesis 12:1-3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Now Jehovah said to Abram, “Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you... Continue Reading →
Both Abraham and Sarah laughed when the angel announced that, they were to have a son when Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was 90. (Gen. 18:16–21:7) We can note from the account that Abraham was not rebuked for his laughing, but Sarah was, which she even tried to deny. Therefore, there is no... Continue Reading →
The standard of God is that there is no lying, which Exodus 20:16 makes all too clear, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” However, When Abram was forced to go down to Egypt, because of a famine, he “said to Sarai his wife, ‘I know that you are a woman beautiful in... Continue Reading →
Genesis 12:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Now Jehovah said to Abram, “Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you. After Terah, Abram’s father, died, Abram is commanded to leave Haran. Genesis 11:26 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 26 When Terah had... Continue Reading →