Who was Abraham?

Abraham is mentioned often in the Bible. The book of Genesis records his life story in much detail. In fact, there is far too much information about Abraham to cover it all in one article! I’ll just mention some important points. You can read the whole story about Abraham in the Bible book of Genesis, […]

What can we learn from the life of Sarah?

Sarah (or Sarai as she was called originally) is mentioned often in the Bible, predominantly in the book of Genesis. But there are a few references to her in the New Testament too. Historical context Sarai was born around 1800 BC (see timeline). Her name means “princess” and is first mentioned in the Bible in […]

Why did God give so much detail about the tribes of Israel?


Abraham was chosen by God to be the father of a new nation. God made a covenant with Abraham that He would bless him. He would be the father of nations and through him all the world would be blessed (Genesis 12:1-3). His son Isaac had two sons, Jacob and Esau. God chose Jacob to […]

Where are the ancestors of the Arabs mentioned?

Can you show me where in the Bible the ancestors of the Arabs are mentioned? Arabs claim to be descendants of Abraham through his son Ishmael. Ishmael’s mother, Hagar, was the Egyptian servant of Abraham’s wife, Sarah. When Sarah found herself barren, she encouraged her husband to sleep with Hagar, to produce an heir (Genesis […]