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Elam and Abraham

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For most of my life, I had no idea where Iraq and Iran were located. It took the Gulf war to get me interested enough in geography that I could finally figure them out. Isn’t it interesting that the countries of the Bible have suddenly taken a front row in current events? When I was […]

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Abraham’s Doubts

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Shortly after Abram had defeated the army of four great kings of the East, he had fears and doubts. Surprising, isn’t it! According to chapter 15 of Genesis of the Torah, God spoke to Abram in a vision and said three things: “Fear not”; “I am your shield”; and “your reward shall be very great”. […]

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Abraham’s Goliath

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Everyone thrills to read the story of young David facing a giant and defeating him against all odds. That’s pretty much the story of the whole Bible. The story of most nations and cultures, on the other hand, is that the victory goes to the strongest and smartest. God turns the natural order on its […]

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Abraham’s Team

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As the father of faith, Abraham has always been a hero and an example for me, but I always thought of him as a loner. I thought he left the big city to get away from people and basically had Sarah and no son with him. I thought that he started with practically nothing and […]