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Generation No. 21

Abraham

Born: Abt. February 22, 1953 BC in Ur of the Chaldees

Married: 1903 BC in Ur of the Chaldees    (Age: 50)

Died: 1778 BC in Hebron                           (Age: 175)

Father: Terah

Mother: Amthelo

 

Wife #1: Sarah

 

Born: 1943 BC in Ur of the Chaldees

Died: 1816 BC in Hebron        (Age: 127)

Father: Haran

 

Concubine  #1: Hagar

 

Born: In Egypt

Father: Rikayon

 

Wife #2: Keturah

 

Married: 1813 BC in Mamre

Born:  In Caanan

 

Sarah’s Children:

 

 

 

 

 

Hagar’s Children:

 

 

 

 

 

Keturah’s Children:

 

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Abram in Hebrew is:  אברם `Abrâm (ab-rawm’) Strongs #87; high father.

Abraham in Hebrew is: אברהם `Abrâhâm (ab-raw-hawm’) Strongs #85; father of a multitude.  In Greek: Άβραάμ Abraam (ab-rah-am’) Strongs #11.

Terah, Abraham’s father was 70 when Abraham was born, and Abraham lived to the age of 86 when Ishmael was born, and was 100 when his son Isaac was born.  After the birth of Isaac, Abraham lived to the age of 175.

He was born at night with the name of Abram. (52)  Abram’s father, Terah had invited the wise men of Nimrod to celebrate Abram’s birth in his house.  When the wise men were leaving Terah’s house, they saw a large star coming from the east that swallowed up four different stars in the sky.  This event they saw was told to Nimrod and the interpretation of it saying that Abram would grow up, multiply, become powerful, kill all the kings of the earth, and inherit all their lands, including his offspring. (53)  The wise men suggested to the king to kill Abram, but offer Terah a price for the child so that Abram and his offspring would not destroy the king or his children in later years. (54)

Nimrod called Terah that same day and offered him a houseful of gold and silver in order to buy Abram so that the king could kill the babe.  However, Terah asked Nimrod to give him three days to talk it over with his family, at which Nimrod consented to. (55)

After the three days, Nimrod urgently called Terah to bring Abram before him, but Terah took a servant’s child in place of Abram to Nimrod.  Nimrod took the child at which he thought was Abram, killed it, and gave Terah the value of the child. (56)   After Terah’s visit with Nimrod, Terah secretly hid Abram in a cave with his mother and nurse, and brought them provisions every month until Abram was ten years old. (57)

At the age of ten, Abram went to live with Noah and Shem to learn the instructions of Yahvah.  Abram lived with Noah and Shem for 39 years to the age of 49. (58)

During the time that Abram lived with Noah and Shem, Nimrod had built the tower of Babel, and Yahvah had already destroyed the tower. (59)

At the age of 50, Abram returned to his father’s house. (60)  Upon returning to his father house, Abram devised a crafty way to destroy his father’s gods. (61)  Abram wanted to prove to his father that the gods that he had were not worthy to serve, besides, Abram was angry that his father should serve such false gods.  Abram served the gods savory meat and then viewed and mocked them.  He did this for two days.

On the second day, Abram took a hatchet and began to hack all the gods to pieces, except the largest idol, in which Abram put the hatchet in its hand.

Terah happened to return home at that time and heard the sound of the hatchet and went into the room of the gods and found them all (but one) broken to pieces.  Terah asked Abram what happened to the gods, and Abram made up the story that the largest god destroyed the others when they stretched out their hands to eat before the largest god did.  Then the largest god took the hatchet and smote them all.  Terah would not believe this since he knew that they couldn’t move and he had made them himself.  Then Abram took the hatchet, destroyed the last god, and quickly left. (62)

After the incident, Terah told Nimrod what had happened and admitted that Abram was still alive.  Therefore, Nimrod sent three men to arrest Abram and bring him before the king to be questioned.  Nimrod found Abram guilty and put him in prison for ten days. (63)  While Abram was in the prison Nimrod prepared a furnace to burn for three days and nights and then ordered Abram to be burned in it.  However, the wise men told the king that Terah also disobeyed the king’s orders fifty years ago by not having Abram killed.  Therefore, Nimrod called Terah to ask why Abram’s life had been spared.  Terah knew that his life was now on the line, so he lied to the king that his other son, Haran advised him to keep Abram alive.  Then, Nimrod ordered that Haran should burn with Abram. (64)

Abram and Haran were bound and thrown into Nimrod’s furnace, but Haran died in the fire (since his heart was not right with Yahvah,) but Abram walked about in the fire for three days and three nights. (65)

When Abram came out of the fire (Nimrod’s orders), Nimrod gave Abram gifts and two head servants from his house, Oni and Eliezar.  Moreover, other kings princes and servants gave Abram many gifts of silver, gold and pearl, then was sent away from Nimrod in peace. (66)

After Abram’s experience in the fire, he soon married his niece Sarai at the age of fifty.  (Sarai was forty.) (67)

Two years after Abram had been in the furnace, Nimrod dreamed of Abram attempting to kill the king and his colleagues.  After the dream, Nimrod did a search party for Abram to kill him, but Abram’s servant, Eliezar overheard Nimrod’s plan and warned Abram.  Abram went to the house of Noah to hide from Nimrod, until Nimrod forgot about him. (68)

Abram left with his father, nephew, wife and brother for Haran at the age of 52. (69)  At the age of 70, Yahvah gave Abram the land that he dwelt in for an inheritance from the River Mitzraim to the River Euphrates. (70)

Years later, after dwelling in Canaan, Abram went into Egypt because of a horrid famine.  Abram told Sarai to tell the Egyptians that she was his sister, because Sarai was very beautiful and Abram didn’t want to die because of her. (71)  Upon entering Egypt, Abram had his wife confined in a chest to hide her, but Pharaoh soon found out about her and her beauty, but Abram grieved for what was happening to his wife. (72)

Abram was made rich off the king of Egypt because of his wife. (73)  Abram was asked to leave Egypt for what the angel did to the king while protecting Sarai.  The king gave Abram more gifts and gave his own daughter, Hagar to be Sarai’s handmaid.  Then Abram left to go back to Canaan. (74)

After quarreling for some time with his nephew Lot, Abram asked him to leave, in which Lot moved to Sodom. (75)

When Abram had been married to Sarai for 36 years, she still did not have any children, so Sarai suggested of having children through her handmaid Hagar, the daughter of Pharaoh.  Therefore, Abram had his first son Ishmael at the age of 86. (76)

When Abram was 99, Yahvah changed his name to Abraham and his wife’s name to Sarah. (77)

The third day after Abraham’s circumcision, Yahvah and two other angels appeared to him, so he offered his hospitality to them.  When they had finished eating, one of them told Abraham that Sarah would have a son. (78)

At the age of 100, Abraham traveled from the plains of Mamre to the land of the Philistines, and told his wife to do the same thing as they had done about thirty years before.  Therefore, Sarah told King Abimelech that Abraham was her brother. (79)  After King Abimelech found out the truth between Abraham and Sarah, Abimelech gave Abraham gifts and offered him the land in Gerar. (80)

When Abraham dwelt in Gerar for a while, Sarah had her first son after being barren for 50 years.  They named the child Isaac. (81)

Abraham was requested by Sarah (five years after Isaac was born) to thrust out Hagar and Ishmael, since Sarah was grieved about Ishmael almost slaying Isaac.  On this request, Abraham sent Hagar away with Ishmael, but with provisions. (82)

At the span of many years, Ishmael moved his family back to live with Abraham in the land of the Philistines. (83)

When Abraham had lived in the Philistine’s land for 26 years, he moved near to Hebron and dug a well.  However, Abraham was robbed of the wells by King Abimelech’s servants, but Abimelech knew nothing of it.  After the confrontation with Abimelech, Abraham called one of the wells, Beersheba, and Abraham dwelt there a long time. (84)  Beersheba is close to Hebron.

At the age of 137, Abraham was requested by Yahvah to sacrifice his son Isaac.  Isaac is to be a burnt offering on a mountain in the land of Moriah. (85)  Abraham took his servant Eliezar, Ishmael and Isaac with him on the journey, but Ishmael and Eliezar were asked to remain at the foot of the mountain and wait on Abraham and Isaac. (86)

It was a grievous thing for what Abraham had to do, but Isaac also knew what Yahvah wanted Abraham to do.  After Abraham and Isaac built the altar, Abraham bound his son upon the altar and then took the knife to slay his son for a burnt offering.  However, Yahvah stopped Abraham just before he slew Isaac, and showed Abraham a ram to offer as an offering instead of Isaac. (87)

When Abraham returned home, he found that Sarah had died in Hebron while searching for them. (88)

Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah for a burial ground for 400 shekels ($256.00) of silver for Sarah. (89)

Abraham had his servant Eliezar go to Haran and find a wife for Isaac, and Isaac married Rebekah at the age of forty and Rebekah was ten. (90)

Abraham then married Keturah and had six sons from her. (91)

 

More About Abraham:

Burial: 1778 BC in the Cave of Machpelah near Mamre

Notes for Abraham:

Notes or Keturah:

Keturah in Hebrew is: קטורה Qetûwrâh (ket-oo-raw’) Strongs #6989; perfumed.

Keturah is only mentioned in Jasher 25:1 and Genesis 25:1.  She married Abraham when he was 140, (122) apparently right after Abraham’s son, Isaac married Rebekah. (123)

Keturah used to be Abraham’s concubine before he married her, (124) but after Keturah bare Abraham six sons, he soon sent them away and were not part of his will.

Abraham only lives another 35 years after he married Keturah, but it is not known how old or young Keturah was when she married him.

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