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There is a specific line of succession starting from Abraham with whom the covenant is re-established. First to Abraham: Genesis 15:8: In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, form the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Then to Isaac: Genesis 17:21: But my covenant ...


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Although Abraraham was promised Caanan through his heirs, the more important promise was the Seed which is Christ. Romans 4:13 (NASB77) 13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. God made a seperate promise with Israel: Genesis 26:3-5 (NASB77) 3 ...


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God hates human sacrifice. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft. (Deuteronomy 18:10, NIV) God was only testing Abraham's faith and obedience. Genesis 22 (NIV) 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ...


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It's not just killing. God ask him to offer his only son. This is a picture of offering Jesus Christ after 2000 years. God want to test the faith and obedience of Abraham because God saw that he loved so much is son and Abraham passed the test.


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I have thought often about this one, especially as my own father's first male child died after half an hour of life. The only conclusion I have ever arrived at is that God had a message for Abraham. Your son is mine; but I want him alive. There were religions around at the time in which babies were sacrificed. God was instructing Abraham. In short, I ...


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God did promise the land of Canaan to Abraham. For example God says to Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 17:8: The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God. However, a few verses earlier, God said that Abraham would be "the father of ...


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The Land: The twelve tribes were descendent from and culturally identified with the twelve sons of Israel (i.e. Jacob), so it makes sense that the land they occupied was know as the land of Israel rather than the land of Abraham. The Man: Israel probably means something like "who fights with God", which is obviously appropriate for Jacob. Biblically this ...



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