Abraham, the patriarch of the Israelites lived about 4400 years ago. He is the father of Isaac and Ishmael, and the grandfather of Jacob (also known as Israel) and Esau. Jacob became the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Abraham is the subject of many prophecies in the book of Genesis, which is the first book of the Bible. Abraham also is known as Abram or Abrahm.
Below is a partial listing of prophecies involving Abraham.
The Messiah will reconcile mankind with God
The Messiah would be human (born of a woman)
A foreshadowing of Jesus' ascension into heaven
The Messiah would come from the line of Shem
The offspring of Abraham would have a worldwide impact
Melchizedek foreshadows the Messiah being God's high priest
Abraham's descendants would have their own country
Father of many nations
Abraham's son Isaac would live under God's blessings
God's test of Abraham foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus
The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham
To read more about Abraham, click here for our Biblical people profile of the prophet Abraham.