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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham? Noah lived 350 years after the Flood (Gen 9:28). Arphaxad was born 2 years after the Flood (Gen 11:10) Salah was born 2 + ...
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In contrast to Judaism and Islam, what is the importance of Abraham's sacrifice of his son in Christianity?

There are basically two contrasting faiths in regards to Abraham sacrificing his son. The two views are between the Christian faith and then the similar Jewish and Muslim faiths. The second contrast ...
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Is it accurate to call Abraham a Jew?

The word “Jew” follows etymologically from the name “Judah”, Abraham’s great-great-grandson. Judah is Jacob’s fourth son and the fourth son of Jacob’s fist and less favored wife Leah. The second king ...
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When was Abraham alive?

Answering this question over 10 years after it was posted gives both an advantage and a disadvantage. The disadvantage is that the preferred answer has been chosen, which my answer disagrees with. The ...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

With regard to evidence for events and places and customs described in Genesis, I found two articles that shed light on the journey of Abram and his family clan, Terah. Thousands of tablets have been ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

The top-rated answer to How old was Isaac when he was offered up by Abraham? - Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange gives the range 20 to 40 years old. Other answers suggest more specific ages: 37 — ...
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Why was circumcision physical?

The physical removal of a piece of flesh is a ritual that has symbolic meaning. It was instituted in Abraham after, and the timing is important, after the birth of his son Ishmael who was not to be ...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

Abraham was a Gentile before He was a Jew! The basic premise here is totally wrong; Abraham was never Jewish. Abraham was Semitic (the great7-grandson of Shem). Abraham was the father of Ishmael (...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

Internal evidence from the New Testament This is a Christian site, so a Christian defense for the historicity of Abraham can be based on what Jesus or the apostles say about Abraham. If Jesus / the ...
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What is the family tree diagram explaining how Sarah was Abraham's half sister?

The article by a Jesuit scholar Felix Just, S.J., PhD The Family of Abraham contains the family tree you are looking for, demonstrating how Sarai is indeed Abram's half sister from another (un-named) ...
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What is the most credited date for the birth (or calling) of Abraham?

Valerius Coucke put the Exodus at 1446 BC. Edwin Thiele independently put the Exodus at 1445 BC. Rodger C Young found Thiele's mistake and thus the view is the Exodus was in 1446 BC. The date is ...
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Why did Sarai & Abram have the slave Hagar?

The presence of Hagar in the household of Abraham and Sarah is evidently a matter of the Providence of God as we see unfold the figure that she represents, that of bondage under a legal covenant. The ...
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Why was circumcision physical?

Good Question This can be confusing, and so it needs clarification. It is true that both children of Abraham were to be circumcised, and they were, as are all descendants of Abraham. And this was a ...
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The "rule of majority"?

Appeal to the majority is a fallacy. Therefore, common sense tells me that majority beliefs are not, in and of themselves, a reliable indicator of who possesses Truth. As you also noted, certain ...
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What is the biblical basis that Noah died just before the birth of Abraham?

That’s only possible to get Noah being contemporary near and around Abraham if you go by the Masoretic text (MT) which a far more recent piece of work than the manuscripts Greek Septuagint LXX, the ...
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When was Abraham alive?

According to the Bible, Abraham was born 2166 BC, and died 1991 BC, starting from well-established dates. The reign of King Solomon began 971 BC. (See "Mysterious numbers of the Hebrew Kings" by ...
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Was the cave of Abraham in Shechem or Hebron?

Anglican scholar John Wenham, in his book Christ and the Bible (88–90), addresses this issue, and is apparently not satisfied with the common "telescoping" argument. He first argues that Stephen in ...
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Was the cave of Abraham in Shechem or Hebron?

Where were the patriarchs buried ? How many burial places did Abraham buy? Is there any contradiction involved ? There are three relevant Bible passages that give us some information that can help us ...
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Why was it important that Isaac's wife be from within Abraham's family?

Why intermarriage with Canaanites was forbidden It says in Exodus: Observe what I command you today. See, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the ...
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If Abraham killed Isaac, would that be a sin?

There's a saying in logic, that almost anything can be proved if one is allowed even a single false premise. This question starts with the false premise that "Abraham killed Isaac", so from ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

The Hebrew used in Genesis 22:5 is וְהַנַּ֔עַר we-han-naar ('and the lad'), נַעַר naar being a "youth, lad, boy or 'retainer'", see Strong 5288 according to many references and also to ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

It may seem surprising to learn that the rabbinical consensus on this, although there is certainly more than one opinion about it, tends toward the idea that Isaac was 37. This is computed on the ...
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Catholic Sources Which Point to the Three Visitors to Abraham in Gen. 18 as The Holy Trinity?

According to the Catena Aurea, one Procopius of Gaza, an early commentator, says that "Some say they are three angels, others that one of them is God with two angels, and others that there is a ...
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Who was the angel of the LORD that stops Abraham from carrying out the sacrifice?

The best proof as to the identity of who the angel of the Lord is can be found at Genesis 22. I maintain that the angel of the Lord is the preincarnate Jesus Christ, and the following facts will prove ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

The question can be answered from both a cultural and a religious perspective. Culturally, this was still the era of tribal societies and it was normal for tribes to avoid marrying outsiders. ...
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Does Abram's being from Chaldea provide any Basis for the Solution to Racism (Antisemitism)?

At the risk of oversimplification, one reading of Genesis and the Gospels regarding God's plan for the nations is as follows: Adam (and later, Noah) is the Father of all human beings, divided into ...
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Is there any reference to Abraham building a house of worship? Where is Bakkah?

Abraham's journey from Ur into the land of Canaan takes a unanimously northern route as these many maps make clear. He follows the Euphrates river up to Haran at the northern part of modern day Syria ...
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Is there any reference to Abraham building a house of worship? Where is Bakkah?

What does the Bible tell us about Abraham? Genesis 11:28 says that Abraham’s father, Terah, lived in Ur, an influential city in southern Mesopotamia situated on the Euphrates River about halfway ...
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Who are the many nations that Abraham was called by God, 'the father' of?

All who believe on the Lord Jesus are children of Abraham, because they have the same faith that Abraham had. So Luke 19:9 Jesus said "This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also ...
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