Age of the Patriarchs: Abraham to Moses, Sumeria and Babylonia
Genesis 12:1-3. In the seed (singular offspring) of Abraham, all the families of the earth will be blessed. This is the heart of Father God and the plan of Messiah.
Joshua 12:9-24 mentions over 30 nations living in Canaan
Canaan was carefully chosen by God in His desire to reach ‘the nations’
The land consisted of more than 30 city states, each many with their own king
At times the kings would join together to fend off a superpower
Abraham’s nation was to reach and affect them all!
Genesis 15:18-20 (ESV)
18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give[a] this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
The Patriarchs established an infant Israel; Isaac and then Jacob with his 12 sons.
The story of Joseph finds the Israelites multiplied and numerous but slaves in Egypt
Time for Moses the deliverer and successor Joseph