Abraham's prophecies

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.

Genesis 3:15a
The Messiah will reconcile mankind with God

Genesis 3:15b
The Messiah would be human (born of a woman)

Genesis 3:15c
The serpent (Satan) will injure the redeemer (Messiah)

Genesis 5:24
A foreshadowing of Jesus' ascension into heaven

Genesis 9:26
The Messiah would come from the line of Shem

Genesis 12:2-3
The offspring of Abraham would have a worldwide impact

Genesis 12:7
The first promise of land for Abraham's offspring

Genesis 14:18-20a
The Messiah would be the King of Peace and Righteousness like Melchizedek

Genesis 14:18-20b
Melchizedek foreshadows the use of bread and wine in Christian communion

Genesis 14:18-20c
Melchizedek foreshadows the Messiah being God's high priest

Genesis 15:5
Counting Abraham's descendants would be like counting the stars

Genesis 15:18
Abraham's descendants would have their own country

Genesis 17:5
Father of many nations

Genesis 17:18-19
Sarah would give birth to Isaac, who would inherit the everlasting covenant

Genesis 21:12
Abraham's son Isaac would live under God's blessings

Genesis 22:1-14
God's test of Abraham foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus

Genesis 22:18
The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham

To read more about Abraham, click here for our Biblical people profile of the prophet Abraham.