Life with Abraham, Sarah and Hagar in the Patriarchal Period
The Near Sacrifice of Isaac
Genesis 12: The Call of Abram What was Abram called to do and what was he promised by God 12:2-3.? What is the main characteristic of Abram’s faith in these verses. What happens as described in 12:10-20. Does Abraham have his doubts? What do you think of his actions?
Genesis 16: What problems does Sara’s infertility present for the fulfillment of the promise? How does she persuade Abram to resolve it? Would Abram’s actions have been considered immoral in ancient times? What do you think from your contemporary perspective? Who were Hagar, Ishmael, and Hagar and why are they important figures in the patriarchal history?