The Lord said to Abram:
Go out from your land,
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation,
I will bless you,
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
I will curse those who treat you with contempt,
and all the peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.
Just a random and interesting thought.
Did you know that the time this happened to Abram (soon to be Abraham, father of the Israelite nation), was around 1850BC (dated range from about 1800-1900BC, depending on how you count).
So, even at the oldest estimate, Abraham was closer in time to Jesus than we were?
I know, that was a useless piece of information, but I thought it very interesting none the less!