Abraham Story : Abraham : The Story Of Abraham

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Story of Abraham
The story of Abraham begins in Ur, Mesopotamia. Abraham (originally known as Abram), was considered the father of the Hebrews, and was born in Ur at about 2000 B.C.E. The Mesopotamians in Ur believed in the polytheistic idea of multiple gods. Even though the entire city of Ur worshiped multiple gods, Abram chose to believe that there was only one god. This belief in one God sent Abram’s religion (Judaism) apart from many other religions. Abram remained loyal to his belief and was proven correct when God contacted Abraham. God requested for Abram to
“Leave your own country and your father’s house, and go to a country I will show you”. Keep in mind that God asked of this while Abram was at a very old age. The trek would be difficult with or without the variable of age. Yet, Abram was loyal to God and obeyed. As a result, Abram gathered his many relatives, and at around 1950 B.C.E he and his family set out west to the land of Canaan.
At the age of 99, after Abram and his family had settled into Canaan, God spoke to Abram. God offered to eternally protect and favor all of Abram’s descendents, meaning that his children and the generations that would follow would remain protected. On the other hand, Abram promised to always devote his people to God. Next, God decided to mark the convent they made by changing Abram’s name to Abraham, meaning “father of many”. God also promised the land of Canaan to Abraham’s people. To them Canaan became the “promised

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