BEREISHIS - GENESIS 12:1-5 PARSHAS LECH LECHA
God said to Avram (later re-named Abraham),
“Go away from your land, your birth place
and your father’s house to the land which
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 have the
power of blessing (other people).
I will bless those who bless you.
I will curse those that curse you.
All the families of the earth will
Avram left, as God had told him,
and Lot, his nephew went with him.
(Traditional Jewish date circa 1825 BCE)
Avram was seventy-five years.
Avram took Sarai (later re-named Sarah)
and Lot, his brother’s son,
all the possessions which they had
acquired, and the people they had
(converted to Judaism) in Charan,
and they departed, heading for the
land of Canaan.
They arrived at the land of Canaan.
Avram traveled through the land,
as far as the area of Shechem,
in the plain of Moreh.
At that time, the Canaanites were
conquering the land from the
descendants of Sheim.
God appeared to Avram, and He said,
“I will give this land to your
Avram built an altar there to God,
who had appeared to him. He moved
his tent from there to the mountain
which is to the east of Beis Ail,
where he pitched his wife’s tent
first and then his own tent.
Beis Ail was to the west and
Ail was to the east. He built
an altar there to God, and he prayed
in the Name of God.
Avram traveled (periodically),
always traveling southward towards
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