Abraham of Chaldea

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Abraham : From the Bible

The following is a narrative description on the life and times of

one of the most powerful characters in the Old Testament.

Abraham was indeed a man of God in a time where few men believed

in the One true God. Through many triumphs and errors, he always

returned to God to lead him back to his calling. His dedication

resulted in great promises from God that were eventually

fulfilled and affect each of our lives today. His story is our


Abraham was a native of Chaldea, and a ninth generation

descendant of Shem, the son of Noah. He was born on the southern

tip of the Tigris and Uuphrates rivers in the city of Ur around

2161BC.1 Before his name was changed to Abraham, his name was

Abram. When Abram was about seventy years of age he moved with

his family to live in Haran.

The reason he moved was because

"The God of glory appeared to our father Abram when he was in

Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, and said to him, "Depart

from your country and your relatives, and come into the land

that I will show you." 2

While in Haran, Abram's father died and God spoke to him again

saying, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and

from your father's house, to the land which I will show you." 3

He obeyed and left Haran with his brother Nahor's family and his

Nephew Lot without really knowing where he was going. At this

time, God did not reveal to him he was going to Canaan. God only

told him "the land which I will show you." 4 When he did arrive

in Canaan, he camped in the plains of Moreh, between the

mountains of...