Twenty-five years after Abraham left Haran to live in Canaan; Isaac, the promised son, was born. Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob. Jacob went to Paddan Aram to find a wife among his mother's relatives, and on his journey God appeared to him in a dream. Read Genesis 28:10-15. Later in his life God repeats the same promise and also changes his name. Read Genesis 35:9-15.

The change of Jacob's name to Israel shows us how some of the promises were kept.

We can see that through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the nation of Israel came into existance.

History tells us that they became a great nation and we can identify the land given to them. We can also see from history that Israel's friends and enemies have been blessed or cursed.

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