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Abraham was born when his father Terah was 70 years old He had two brothers Nahor and Haran The family of Terah is a direct descendant of the Shem whose line of ancestry can be traced all the way back to Adam and Eve Before his circumcision Abrahams name was Abram Abram married Sarai who could not bear children His father took his family out of Ur in Babylonia and headed for the land of Canaan Then the Lord spoke to Abram Leave your country your relatives and your fathers home and go to a land that I am going to show you I will give you many descendants and they will become a great nation I will bless you and make your name famous so that you will be a blessing With these words Abram set out for Haran Abram prospered there acquiring many possessions At seventy-five years old God told Abram to leave Haran Abram did not refuse God and so he packed his belongings bringing everything he had and headed for Canaan the original destination of his father At Canaan he established his camp between the city of Bethel and Ai and built an altar for God However he did stop his travels at Canaan He continued his journey to Egypt where he told everyone that Sarai was actually his sister This was done because he was afraid that he would get hurt for his wife who was very beautiful The pharaoh believing that Sarai was Abrams sister took Sarai into his palace and slept with her This angered God and sent terrible diseases on the pharaoh and his officials The pharaoh confronted Abram saying What have you done to me Why didnt you tell me that she was your wife Here is your wife take her and get out And so Abram was driven out of Egypt into the southern part of Canaan Lot who was the son of
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