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(born: Abram)[1][2] was a prophet of the true God, who made a covenant established with him, that from his descendants a great nation would emerge.[3] The sign of this covenant was the ritual circumcision of all males within the family and tribe. The covenant would be expanded to include "many nations."[4]Having been brought out of Ur to Haran in the region settled by Aram, Shem's son. There he was called by the Lord at the age of 75. Though promised children, his wife Sarai was barren, so the couple would take matters into their own hands, giving their Egyptian slave Hagar over to Abraham to bear him a son, Ishmael.When Ismael had become a teenager, his aged father and "stepmother" (aged 100 and 90, respectively) would miraculous have a child named Isaac (Heb: Laughter)! The year before that, though, the "cities of the plain," including Sodom and Gomorrah, would be destroyed, even though Abraham had plead for their safety for his nephew Lot's sake.At age 137, Abraham married his wife Sarah and arranged a marriage for his son Isaac. Soon thereafter he married his concubine Keturah, by whom he would have six sons. These sons would go on to establish tribes outside of Abraham's immediate influence. However, some of the tribes would interact with his descendants Jacob and Moses.Abraham would live to be 175 years old, seeing the birth of his twin grandsons, Esau and Jacob. His estranged son Ishmael would be reconciled with his brother Jacob when the two of them buried Abraham beside his wife Sarah at cave of Machpelah, near Mamre.

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