Interesting quote from “Abraham: One Nomad’s Amazing Journey of Faith”

Hi – I’m reading “Abraham: One Nomad’s Amazing Journey of Faith” by Charles R. Swindoll and wanted to share this quote with you.

“God’s Chosen Man We know this man by the name Abraham, but he was born Abram. God changed his name at a critical point in the narrative, but for the first 99 of his 175 years, he answered to Abram. He lived around the end of the Early Bronze Age (circa 2000 BC) in a thriving, bustling, cultured city known as “Ur of the Chaldeans” (Genesis 11: 28). The land of the Chaldeans—also known as Mesopotamia—was located in present-day Iraq, which archaeologists and historians call the cradle of civilization because this is where ancient people first gathered into cities and established societies. “Few periods from ancient history are as well documented by artifacts and inscriptions as is the time of Abraham.”[ 4] Consequently, we know a lot about this man’s culture, religion, beliefs, and everyday life.”

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