Abraham As A Creator And Father In The Bible

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Abraham- Originally Abram, is portrayed as a founder and father in all three holy books, (the New Testament, the Quran, and Bible) specifically in the Bible, he is referred to as a “spiritual father”. The story in the Bible says that after the flood, and the death of Noah, 350 years after Noah's Ark, a man is born and his name is Abraham. God calls upon Abraham living in Haran, a city in upper Mesopotamia, with his father Terah, and his wife, Sarai, or (Sarah). God makes a covenant with Abram, promising to make Abram’s descendants into a great nation. After hearing this from God, Abram agrees to leave his home and move southwest to Canaan with his wife and his nephew, Lot, to a land which God has promised to give to Abram’s descendants. Abram takes up residence there and creates several altars throughout the land as symbols to prove his devotion to God. Soon after his stay in Egypt, Abram becomes wealthy and returns to Canaan, and with the help of 318 men, he defeats marauding armies from the East that has descended upon Sodom, where Lot is currently living. The king of Sodom recognizes Abram for his great deed, and the priest Melchizedek blesses Abram with a gift of bread and wine. Soon after, God comes to him again, telling Abraham that he and Sarah will have a child of his own, and when Abraham is 100 and his wife is 90, God gives them a child, named Isaac, his name meaning happiness. Once Isaac is older, Abraham is once again, asked to prove his devotion to God, this

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