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Warm Up . What group of people do you think we will discuss next?. The Fertile Crescent. To the West. Remember:. We covered Mesopotamia in great detail, but Mesopotamia is only part of the Fertile Crescent. Where we’ve been…. Who is left?. The other river………the Jordan.

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warm up

Warm Up

What group of people do you think we will discuss next?

remember
Remember:
  • We covered Mesopotamia in great detail, but Mesopotamia is only part of the Fertile Crescent
the other river the jordan
The other river………the Jordan
  • Small societies lived in the area around the Jordan until a man named Abram changed everything.
abram
Abram
  • The son of a man named Terah
  • Had two brothers: Nahor and Haran
  • Abram married a woman named Sarai
  • Unfortunately, they were not able to have children.
  • Abram came from the town of……….
abram s journey
Abram’s Journey

Abram begins his journey about 1950 BCE

god appears again
God appears again
  • God changes Abram’s name

Abram- exalted father

Abraham- father of many

Genesis 17:1-5

God also changes Sarai’s name to Sarah

god speaks
God Speaks
  • God tells Abraham that he will have a son

The problem is Abraham is 99 yrs old and Sarah is 90.

Genesis

22

isaac
Isaac
  • There is much written about Isaac also. But we must move on.
  • Isaac married Rebekah and they had two sons: Esau and Jacob
god gives another name
God gives another name
  • Jacob is renamed Israel

Jacob- he grabs the heel

Israel- he struggles with God

jacob
Jacob
  • Jacob ends up having twelve sons:

Reuben, Simeon, Levi,

Judah, Issachar,

Zebulun, Joseph,

Benjamin, Dan , Naphtali,

Gad, and Asher

pharaoh has a dream
Pharaoh has a dream
  • He learns that a prisoner named Joseph can interpret dreams
pharaoh is grateful
Pharaoh is Grateful
  • Pharaoh appoints Joseph to oversee the entire kingdom to be sure that the coming famine doesn’t harm Egypt
  • Israel experiences the famine as well, but was not prepared. All of Israel (including Joseph’s family) move to Egypt.
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