As we continue our study of Genesis, the lesson, podcast and video, Abraham Founding Father & Hero of the Faith and how we can be like him, will teach you what it was in his life that made him pleasing to God and how we can follow his example.
This lesson also has a background discussion of Ur of the Chaldees, the civilization Abraham left when he was called to the Promised Land. On the video you can see a series of pictures of the archeological site, artifacts from the city, as well as the story of its discovery. It’s a fascinating one, not only because it gives us solid evidence of the authenticity of this early Biblical character but shows us realistically what he left behind.
Contrary to what I assumed in the past, (and maybe many of you did also) Abraham did not simply leave one pastoral community and move to another pastoral community. The picture in my mind was of a Biblical character like we see in Sunday School lessons moving from one tent in the wilderness to another.
The reality could not have been further from the truth! [Read more…]