Abrahamic Covenant: Abram in Haran (Gen 12:1-4)

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1. Joshua tells us something about Abraham. What do you learn?

And Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, dwelt on the other side of the River in old times; and they served other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.'" (Josh 24:2-3, NKJV)

2. God instructs Abram to do something, and if he obeys, God makes several promises. What did God tell Abram to do? Underline what you observe. What does God promise? Place a number in the verses for each blessing that God promises – how many do you see?

geography of Abram's travel

Now the Lord had said to Abram:
"Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father's house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. (Gen 12:1-4, NKJV)

3. Did Abram see God during this time? How far did Abram travel to reach Canaan?

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