So shall your descendants be. Abraham and his wife Sarah were long past child-bearing years and they had no children. Abraham did not waver in his faith, and God kept his promise Romans Sarah gave birth to a baby boy, and they named their son Isaac, as God instructed them. But now Abraham was tested a second time, and this was a test unlike any other. Years later, when Isaac was a boy, God came again to speak with Abraham.
Abraham: Choosing faith in an impossible situation
Consider the Consequences - Steve Simons
All the families on earth will be blessed through you….. I will give this land to your descendants. And yet, Abraham got older and older, his wife got older and older, and still they did not even have a single child to call their own. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her. He will raise his fist against everyone, and everyone will be against him. Yes, he will live in open hostility against all his relatives.
Bible Studies on the Life of Abraham Lesson 16: The Ultimate Test or the End of Laughter Genesis 22
Abraham Samuel Shiff abe. He has also published on Shakespeare. Blake portrays the Orthodox Jewish ritual for the priestly blessing in plate 17 of Illustrations of the Book of Job. The study of Hebrew and Greek was encouraged to promote the reading of the Old and New Testaments in their original languages.
The great Jehovah had made great promises to Abraham and had also led Abraham through many periods of testing. Some of those tests he passed; some of the tests he failed, but in all of them he learned to lean more and more on the sovereign God who had brought him into the land of Canaan. At last the promise given so many years earlier had been fulfilled: he and Sarah had a son, the son of the promise.