This article is about the biblical Abraham. Avram” and “Ibrahim” redirect here. Rembrandt Abraham Serving the Three Angels. The narrative in Genesis abraham called by god pdf around the themes of posterity and land.
God now promises to Abraham and his progeny. Sarah’s grave, thus establishing his right to the land, and in the second generation his heir Isaac is married to a woman from his own kin, thus ruling the Canaanites out of any inheritance. Terah died at the age of 205. God had told Abram to leave his country and kindred and go to a land that he would show him, and promised to make of him a great nation, bless him, make his name great, bless them that bless him, and curse them who may curse him.
On the way Abram told Sarai to say that she was his sister, so that the Egyptians would not kill him. God afflicted Pharaoh and his household with plagues, which led Pharaoh to try to find out what was wrong. Upon discovering that Sarai was a married woman, Pharaoh demanded that Abram and Sarai leave. When they came back to the Bethel and Hai area, Abram’s and Lot’s sizable herds occupied the same pastures. This became a problem for the herdsmen who were assigned to each family’s cattle.
The conflicts between herdsmen had become so troublesome that Abram suggested that Lot choose a separate area, either on the left hand or on the right hand, that there be no conflict amongst brethren. The Elamite army came to collect the spoils of war, after having just defeated the king of Sodom’s armies. One person who escaped capture came and told Abram what happened. Once Abram received this news, he immediately assembled 318 trained servants. Abram devised a battle plan by splitting his group into more than one unit, and launched a night raid. They freed Lot, as well as his household and possessions, and recovered all of the goods from Sodom that had been taken. The king of Sodom then offered to let Abram keep all the possessions if he would merely return his people.
Abram refused any deal from the king of Sodom, other than the share to which his allies were entitled. The voice of the Lord came to Abram in a vision and repeated the promise of the land and descendants as numerous as the stars. Abram and God made a covenant ceremony, and God told of the future bondage of Israel in Egypt. God described to Abram the land that his offspring would claim: the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaims, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites. Abram and Sarai tried to make sense of how he would become a progenitor of nations, because after 10 years of living in Canaan, no child had been born. Abram with the intention that she would bear him a son. After Hagar found she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress, Sarai.