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Old Testament

The Pentateuch

What happened to Abraham in Canaan?

God reminded Abraham, “I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth; so that if anyone could count the dust then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” (NIV, Genesis 13:16–17) God repeated this promise in Genesis 15. Most scholars estimate the year of Abraham’s arrival in Canaan at 2090 B.C.E.



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