Monday, 20 July 2015

Abram's migration

In the muslim faith, Ishmael and Isaac are both considered prophets as they are both sons of Abram.

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Abram and Sarai in Egypt.* 10There was famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, since the famine in the land was severe.f 11When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai: “I know that you are a beautiful woman. There are two occasions (years apart) when Abram hid the fact he was married to her because he feared that a local king would kill him and take Sarai for his own wife. Take her and leave!”

Abram and Sarai prospered materially but had no children. Lot chose to go East to the plain of Jordan near Sodom, and Abram remained in the land of Canaan and moved south from Bethel to the area called Hebron.

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When Abram was 75 years old, the LORD told him to move to a new place he would show him. After God’s call to Abram, Abram and Lot left the land of Haran together with all of their substance. This situation brought strife rather than happiness between Hagar and Sarah. 13Please say, therefore, that you are my sister,* so that I may fare well on your account and my life may be spared for your sake.”g 14When Abram arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 16Abram fared well on her account, and he acquired sheep, oxen, male and female servants, male and female donkeys, and camels.*. The first occasion was when they went to Egypt; Abram said that Sarai was his sister and Pharaoh took her into his harem. One of Abram’s first stopping places was the land of Canaan. 5* Abram took his wife Sarai, his brother’s son Lot, all the possessions that they had accumulated, and the persons they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When neighboring kings defeated some local tribes, they took Lot captive as well. 12When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘She is his wife’; then they will kill me, but let you live. However when there was a famine, Abram moved to Egypt for a while.

4d Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him. All the families of the earth will find blessing in you.*

Abram had a large estate with many people. Nevertheless, God saw Hagar’s suffering and promised that though this was not the child promised to Abraham, he would nevertheless make Ishmael’s descendants into a great nation also. 15When Pharaoh’s officials saw her they praised her to Pharaoh, and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. When Pharaoh discovered Sarai was Abram’s wife, he was appalled and he sent back Sarai along with wealth to Abraham and they left Egypt.

Abram’s Call and Migration. Hagar conceived right away and in time Ishmael was born. Lot was Abram’s nephew, the son of his brother Haran. Abram raised 318 soldiers from his household and defeated the kings to rescue Lot, with the others.

17But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.h 18Then Pharaoh summoned Abram and said to him: “How could you do this to me! Why did you not tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now, here is your wife. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. 1The LORD said to Abram: Go forth* from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.a 2* I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.b 3c I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. By the time Lot came out of Egypt with Abram, their flocks and herds were too large to graze the same land, and Abram offered Lot first choice of what land to settle in. There God promised the land to Abram’s descendants. When they came to the land of Canaan, 6* Abram passed through the land as far as the sacred place at Shechem, by the oak of Moreh. The Canaanites were then in the land.

Sarai was Abram’s wife, and the account in Genesis says that she was beautiful. He told Abram that he would make of him a great nation, that his descendants would multiply greatly and that whoever blessed Abram would be blessed and whoever cursed him would be cursed. When he was 86 years old, Sarai suggested and Abraham agreed, that a practical way to have a child was through Sarah’s servant Hagar. Abram thought to leave his estate to a trusted servant, but God promised him a son and heir.

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