MUCH OF the Bible’s early history occurred in the land we now call Turkey. Noah’s boat landed there, and Abraham—contrary to what you may have been taught—was from northern Mesopotamia, not Sumer.Continue Reading
In Genesis 15, God made a remarkable and somewhat puzzling promise to Abraham: Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. ButContinue Reading
WE REACH the end of Abraham’s time on earth this week. We discuss the death of Sarah, Abraham’s purchase of the cave of Machpelah, the marriage of Isaac, the birth of Esau and Jacob, and the short-sightedness of Esau.