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The answer to the question is contained in the emphasized text in the passage quoted in the question. God told Abraham to look at the stars. If he was able to count some number of them, God promised Abraham that his descendants would number just as many. He did not promise Abraham that his descendants would number as many as the actual number of starts in ...


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Physical Descendants Abraham's descendants do not include just the Jewish people. Recall that father Abraham had many sons--had many sons had father Abraham. Isaac is the father of the Jewish nation, but you also have Ishmael along with the six sons of Keturah: Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan ...


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Let's see how many children Abraham has right now, counting from the time of Abraham, 4000 years ago. Jews: Remember that when we say Jews, it means the tribe of Judah. Today Jews are probably the descendants of the tribes of Judah and Simeon, and partially from the tribes of Benjamin and Levi (src: Wikipedia). The world Jewish population reached a ...


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Your numbers don't include all of Abraham's descendants (most of whom are deceased), or those yet to come. Should the number only include live births? How many stars did God show to Abraham? Did God mean the whole universe or the observable universe? Did that include the Southern Hemisphere (which we can reasonably presume Abraham never saw) as well as the ...



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