God gives Abraham his new nameGe 17:5The giving of a new name signifies a new relationship to God. “Abram” has the sense of “revered father”, whereas “Abraham” means “father of many people”. See alsoGe 17:15
Ge 12:4 Abraham leaves Haran at the age of 75. Ishmael is born when Abraham is 86:Ge 16:3,16 Ge 17:1 Abraham renamed and circumcised at the age of 99; Ge 21:5 Isaac born when Abraham is 100; Ge 23:1 Sarah dies when Abraham is 137. Ge 17:17 indicates that Sarah was ten years younger than Abraham; Ge 25:7 Abraham dies at the age of 175.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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