The following articles are related to the topic of ABRAHAM

The Code of Hammurabi

In the winter of 1901-02, a French archaeological team, under the direction of M. J. de Morgan, discovered at ancient Susa (cf. Shushan - Esth. 1:2) in southwest Persia, a black stone stele (some 7 ft. tall). On it was the "Code of Hammurabi." The monument, which had been captured by the Persians, contained 282 laws reflecting the Babylonian judicial ... read more »

The Spirit of Generosity — A Study in Contrasts

An adjective is a word that describes. If one says, "The house is green," green is an adjective describing the structure's color. Adjectives are used of people as well. Most of us would like to think that noble adjectives are employed when folks think or talk about us. For example, "He is a good person." Or, "She is generous." The ... read more »

An Amazing Text of Prophecy and Providence

It is a remarkable passage -packed with prophetic hints of things in the future, buttressed with divine obligation, and overflowing with faith-building encouragement. In its most expanded form, the text is found in the book of Exodus as follows: "Three times in the year all of your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. For I ... read more »

What Does the Scripture Say?

"What does the scripture say?" Is this a relevant question? The fourth chapter of the book of Romans begins with a question. Was Abraham, the physical forefather of the Jewish people, found to be just before God due to his own efforts, e.g., the perfect keeping of divine law? The implied answer is, "No." Had the patriarch been justified on ... read more »

Have You Not Read?

The attendant handed Jesus the scroll, and the Lord read aloud from Isaiah 61:1-2: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; Because he annointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim ... read more »

Did Balaam Prophesy Concerning the Messiah?

As the Israelites made their way up the Transjordan region en route to their entrance into Canaan, they defeated the Amorite kings, Sihon and Og (Num. 21:21–35). The Hebrews moved farther north and camped in the plains of Moab on the eastern side of Jordan across from Jericho. Balak, a Moabite king, was exceedingly fearful of this great body of ... read more »

Preaching to the Spirits in Prison

Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while ... read more »

The Resurrection of the Human Body

In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: "Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?" (Acts 26:8). There have always been those who found the concept of the bodily resurrection unbelievable, and their modern counterparts are appearing increasingly-even in within the framework of "Christendom." False Ideas About the Resurrection The ancient Greeks ... read more »

Is the Bible True?

The October 25th edition (1999) of U. S. News & World Report carried a sensational cover story titled "Is The Bible True?" The sub-caption declared: "New discoveries offer surprising support for key moments in the Scriptures." The article was actually an excerpt from author Jeffrey Sheler's new book, Is The Bible True? Sheler is a senior writer for U. S. ... read more »

He Forsook the Treasures of Egypt

The name of Moses adorns many pages of the sacred Scriptures. The great prophet of God is mentioned more than 750 times in the Old Testament, and approximately eighty times in the New Testament; he is the predominate figure in the history of the nation of Israel. As both Testaments indicate, Moses grew up in the courts of Egyptian royalty ... read more »