Conjecturing on Abraham

Here are a few goofy thoughts I had about Abraham that I will float out for peer review!

1) Ham was the son of Noah that settled in the land of Canaan. The “ite tribes that Israel was later to kick out of Canaan come from Ham. Abram was called to go into the Land of the Canaanites and when he was given that charge, God changed his name from Abram to AbraHAM. Hmmm.

2) Canaanites were bad people and they were all related to Ham. Pork was bad, so is that why they call it ham?

3) Hebrews 11:17 says “Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son” Isaac was his only begotten? Really? I understand it’s the only true son with his true wife, but still, that seems to be playing fast and loose with “only begotten.”

3 thoughts on “Conjecturing on Abraham”

  1. “Only begotten” is also translated as “unique”. So perhaps in that sense Isaac was Abraham’s only “begotten son” since the conditions of his conception was definitely unique.

  2. According to God’s definition of marriage, the two become one flesh. Therefore, the only begotten son in God’s sight, was Isaac, since Isaac came from the “one flesh” of Abraham and Sarah.

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