People of the Old Testament

Abraham

Abraham

Abram (Heb. “exalted father”) Abraham (Heb. “father of a multitude” or “chief of Multitude”   Abraham (Abram) the patriarch was the father and founder of the Hebrew nation. He is identified with the period which marked the inception of God’s covenant with the Hebrews. Abram, as he was first called, was the son of Terah, […]

Jacob

Jacob

Jacob (Heb. “supplanter,” “heel grabber,” “deceiver”) Israel (Heb.  “persevere with God”) Jacob, a patriarch, was the second son of Isaac and Rebekah and the grandson of Abraham. He fathered the twelve tribes of Israel and was connected with the period which marked the beginning of the history of the Children of Israel. Not only were […]

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