Abraham

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Abraham

Abraham, also known as Abram is most commonly known for being the Father of the

Jewish people. The majority of the information found on Abraham is located in

the Old Testament's Book of Genesis. Other than that, there are no real

historical records on the life of Abraham, so the history of his life was passed

by word of mouth, and were there after made into biblical stories. There is also

the question if Abraham really lived, do to the little information available on

his life. Abraham is most famous for making his Covenant with God.

Abraham would have lived somewhere between the years of 2000 and 1500

BC. He was born in the city of Ur. Abraham's real name was Abram. The father of

Abram , Terach, had two other sons , Haran and Nachor. While living in the city

of Ur , Abram married his half-sister, Sarai who later took on the name of

Sarah. The newlyweds later learned that Sarai was sterile. They then traveled

north to Charan, accompanied by Abraham's father Terach. While in Charan Terach

died. It was in Charan where God made his first of a series of revelations to

Abram. God spoke to Abram, and told him that he would promise to bless him and

make a great nation of him. Abram willingly decided to follow God to the city of

Canaan. Abram not only traveled with his wife on this journey, but he also

picked up his nephew, Lot. He lived his life in Canaan as a Nomad. Famine

eventually struck the land of Canaan , forcing Abram and his family to move on

to Egypt.

In Egypt, Abram was fearful that the Egyptians would kill him and take

his wife Sarai if they were to discover that...