Question: Was the Law of Moses in effect while Melchizedek lived? Answer: Melchizedek was a contemporary of Abraham (Genesis 14:17-24). Moses was a descendant of Abraham who lived about 500 years after Abraham died. Therefore it would be impossible for someone to live under a law that was not given until hundreds of years later.…

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Question: Where is the Scripture that states Abraham’s strength did not diminish? Answer: I believe you are confusing Abraham with Moses. Regarding Abraham’s life, the Bible says, “This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good…

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Question: Did Isaac come off of the mountain with Abraham after the sacrifice of the ram? Answer: The answer is logically “yes.” Isaac is mentioned many times after the sacrifice recorded in Genesis 22, so he must have come down from the mountain. In addition, before climbing the mountain, Abraham made a promise. “And Abraham…

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Question: If we Gentiles are also descendants of Abraham, then from whose mother: Hagar, Sarah or Keturah? Is it from Keturah to whom she bore Abraham six legitimate sons after Abraham married her after Sarah died? Am I correct to say that Muslims are descendants of Ishmael who later intermarry with the descendants of Esau,…

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Question: Abraham “offered” Isaac to the mighty one (elohim) because he was still acting under a basic ancient pagan or heathen culture. This was a culture that believed that a great gift, such as one’s only child late in life, or any great blessing deserved thanks to one’s mighty one (elohim). The pagans thought that…

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Question: Where do the Arabs come from? From which patriarch? Many people say Ishmael, but Ishmael had an Egyptian mother. Where in the Bible is the name Arab first used? Answer: In the answer to a prior question, “What happened to Ishmael’s descendants?” I gave a detailed list of the various Arab nations who descended…

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Question: In Romans chapter 4 it talks about Abraham being saved by belief.  “For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3).   Did they baptize in the Old Testament?  Nowhere that I have read.  Now you might say that baptism wasn’t required in Old Testament days,…

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Question: How many children did Abraham have? Answer: Abraham had a son, named Ishmael, by his wife’s maid, Hagar, whom he had taken as a concubine (a servant who was also a wife) (Genesis 16:3-4). However, since he was not the child promised to Abraham and Sarah, he was not allowed to inherit (Genesis 17:18-21).…

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Question: How old was Isaac when he was to be sacrificed? Answer: The Bible does not give a specific age, but there are events surrounding Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac which gives us clues. Most scholars believe that Isaac was in his late teens or early twenties at the time of the offering. At the time…

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