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Abraham, Isaac Jacob and Joseph all had lives inspired by God and I love reading about bible stories about that. This lives of these 4 men lead to the Israelites coming into existence. This will show you the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph and of the Old Testament. The life of Abraham is amazing he had many careers he was a semi nomadic shepherd that God revealed himself to and made covenants of Abrahams offspring which would be the nation of Israel. Abraham believed in God’s covenant with him and that affected his life in a good way.
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