More on God’s Call to Abram: Genesis 12:1-6

Character sketches are a tool to help us understand Bible stories more fully, to identify with the people, and to learn from their lives as they walked with God. I am writing out of reformed, Bible-centric, Holy-Spirit-led world and life view, seeing into these stories out of what could be called “my bias.” And I… Read More

God Calls Abram: Genesis 12:1-6

SET THE SCENE Abram entered Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age (2200-1550 BC). Palestine was inhabited in scattered city-states, and was not as densely populated or urbanized as Mesopotamia had been (Abram’s original home). Contemporary records from ancient Palestine are rare, and much of what is known comes from Egyptian texts. Over Abram’s lifetime, contact… Read More