A Brief Overview Of Abraham
God chose Abraham`s family to weave His scarlet thread
through the linen of humanity. It was through Abraham`s
descendants that the Jewish nation would arise, a people
who would receive the covenant of the Lord, and that one of
those descendants would be the Savior, not only for the
Jews but for the whole world.
Abraham lived in the city of Ur (capital of the ancient
kingdom of Sumer). Sometime around 2,000 BC. God called
Abraham to leave his home and go to a new land that God
would show Him. The Bible traces Abraham`s steps from Ur to
Haran (north of Canaan), through the land of Canaan, into
Egypt, and back into Canaan (which later became Israel).