You can faithfully serve for years but not be elevated. If I may, what year did you graduate from Prairie? This matter of elevation is challenging because oftentimes we may not even realize that we need it. 29 Meanwhile, Abram married Sarai, and his brother Nahor married Milcah, the daughter of their brother Haran. There is no doubt that he would have been influenced heavily by his surroundings. We know that for ourselves in the world we have grown up in, it is nearly impossible to separate oneself from our culture, it is a trademark stamped upon ourselves, almost written into our DNA. It is my hypothesis that God chose Terah and his family because they, more than most (and perhaps ‘any’) other family in Ur still sought ‘truth’ and were disenchanted with the direction that their society was going. However, knowing of these earlier men who “were righteous before God” could indeed point towards a doubt that may have simmered for years in Abraham’s mind as to the possible existence of the gods compared with the One True God. enabling a fair number of shepherds to draw water at the same time. We have been graciously made recipients of God’s covenant. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point We see an increase in pottery design and decoration, the smelting of copper and other metals which replace stone tools and weapons, we see towns increase in size by the thousands, enhanced irrigation systems put in place, temples grow larger and higher, and fertility become a focal point of the peoples. wow! Noah even found this favour/grace (Gen. 6:8) in the eyes of God. Even being well versed in the stories of earlier generations, such as Enoch or Noah, does not completely absolve Abraham from the possibility of being a pagan in his early days, as polytheism often syncretizes other beliefs, even adding other ‘gods’ to their pantheons. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point

Your words had not offended me, I merely tried to explain, with zeal and passion, where I was coming from. Donate Now. “Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there” (Gen. 11:31). Luke-Acts “It is likely he would have been familiar with stories of past generations from before Noah, the flood and some of the descendants who followed after God (Gen. 5-6).” Abram was born 2 years after Noah died.

Thank you for your comment Jimmie I. goss. We even see that today with different fringe groups that call themselves “Christians” or have another religious affiliations in which they take the Bible and alter it.

After the death of his father, Terah, Abram hears from God and leaves Haran for the country of Canaan. When you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. Then came Zelibi, the former Zenobia, fortress, a city with houses surmounted (as still is the case today) by roofs in Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. water; it provides a golden opportunity for gossiping. the depth depends on the underground water level. At that time Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land. 11 Lot chose that land for himself—the Jordan Valley to the east of them. All along the river The first step of God’s calling is simple: please be elevated. Peace ! One: Abram told his father that Yahweh had instructed them to leave. centres and the Bedouin camping sites. You need to be elevated! Islamic tradition identifies Shanliurfa, which is 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Haran, as Abraham’s original home. slopes come to an end on the steep banks of the river. The first stage of following the Lord is called elevation. Enlil would take on many titles, such as “King of the Earth” or “Lord of the Earth.” Enlil was seen as the god of wisdom, protector of arts, crafts, science, literature, and magic which was one thing that highly interested the people of that day. Johannine Writings Our church is making a movie in Israel regarding Jesus arriving in time to save as many jews as possible from the 70 AD horror and u seem to know about it historically. To contact Pastor David Roberts, 2015 YAHWEH's Sword    

looking not for the wealth and culture of Ur or Haran. To begin, we must first briefly examine the world of Abraham (his name was first Abram but later it was changed to Abraham in Genesis 17:5, but we shall just refer to him as Abraham to avoid confusion.) Revealing the Ancient Past of Bethlehem through Archaeology, Creating Genesis Part 6 – Babylonian Predictions – Engineering The Bible. The Southern Plain has dry, subtropical summers, yet at the same time winter can fall below freezing. Pauline Epistles Daniel and his Hebrews friends were taken away as youths and raised in an environment and a household of pagan worshippers and yet they refuse to worship any other gods or take part in any pagan rituals. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran had a son named Lot. 6 Traveling through Canaan, they came to a place near Shechem and set up camp beside the oak at Moreh. Here they were at Oeir (Der, EI-Der), a business and agricultural Over the centuries Is he not the God of “Haran” also? God Bless. Abram was a faithful son, adhering to the culture and looking after his parents, his father being the patriarch of the family. I hear you my friend and I appreciate your commendation.

However it is impossible to completely erase the reality. But, why did they move to Haran in the first place, apart from God speaking to Abraham? -------------------- 04) The return to Canaan, in a straight line from Raamses (in Egypt) to Bethel, via Beersheba on “The Way to Shur”, is about 230 miles (368 Km).
/ Hebrew. What is interesting is that during the time of Abraham the people called, Chaldeans did not exist and when Nehemiah and Acts were written, the Chaldeans had come and gone. The New Testament

I thought with all the generations who had lived so long before him, the “relatives” would have past down the powerful story of the one true God’s relationship with Noah.

Now I will certainly read more of your wrtings. These vast lands, fertile and rich, have led to many discoveries of ancient mounds which have unearthed ample evidence of vast settlements in and around this region. Why did Terah stop there? So Abram was in a place to believe in the one true God and accept Him with His life…even risking going against the norm and moving. keep researching. had no more than a hundred years to live. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Started out looking for something else and came one of the most frequented centres of this land known as Aram-Naharaiim (Aram of 2 The wells of these semi-desert regions must not be thought of

But let’s examine the geographical setting a little more. The Old Testament His father then declared this to be impossible, for idols were lifeless creations of stone, wood, and metal. We are common. Maybe Terah preferred the city and her gods and wouldn’t leave? It would be at this time, shortly after the destruction of Ur III, that Abraham would be born. Yes, it is fascinating as the two had quite some time which crossed over between both of their lives. Thus it was that, after a lengthy journey and, also, most Remember the scriptures always speaks of worshippers saying: “It was not like their forefathers” or “like their forefathers”, showing that some followed a good example and some followed a bad example. as like our modern wells which are narrow and deep with a raised curb.
So, it really comes down to returning back to the original languages and texts to dig and do your part of in depth scholarly research. Amulets were made to keep in homes or wear for protection, and priesthoods were created to be mediators between mankind and the pantheons that ruled the heavens. Praise God with all my passion. Minor Prophets To believe in one God would have been seen as foolish, strange, and weird, but God called Abraham and he obeyed. Certainly, he was raised in a pagan home and was heavily exposed to this influence. Yet, was Abraham ever a pagan before God called him? The New Testament Now, one of the final things we will cover is to answer, why Haran? by placing bricks one upon another, but not bound together by cement. God Bless. Anyway, thank you for your words, insight and points. Johannine Writings Remember that Joshua tells us for sure that Abram was an idolator in Ur. As you follow Christ, you may know the Bible. But as we see in our own American history, truth becomes watered down from generation to generation. We are in fact, born into sin with an old nature that rejects God. We are sinful individuals given to satisfying our old nature, in the same way as Abram would have been at birth. There are certainly more expressive and rich languages than others, and Hebrew being one of them. Did God call out to Abraham to leave his country? Would you say Jehova or Keshava are correct names?

02) In straight lines from Haran to Carchemesh, to Aleppo, to Hamath, to Damascus, to Shechem it is about 426 miles (686 Km). I was able to chat a bit about this with them so there is an “Israel vibe” I think on campus which is nice. The Gospels

Elevation means what? Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.


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