My post today deals with the cities of Ur and Haran, cities where Abraham lived. Below is an excerpt from my article
The migration of Abraham and his family from Mesopotamia to Canaan probably is related to the vast migration of nomadic and semi-nomadic people that occurred in the Fertile Crescent in the first half of the second millennium B.C. To the writers of the Old Testament, who understood the events of history from the perspective of divine sovereignty, the migration of Abraham and his family was portrayed as a response of faith to God’s call. This call involved God’s promise that Abraham would become a great nation, that he would receive the land of Canaan as his own inheritance, and that he would become a blessing to the nations.
Here is the link to my article: Ur and Haran: Abraham’s Background
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Topics: Abraham, Ur, Haran, Genesis, Canaan, Mesopotamia
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary