Abraham's Role In The Odyssey

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God decided to test Abraham and told him to take his only son, Isaac, to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice. Abraham followed God’s instructions and as he was about to kill his only son, God stopped him because He now realized that Abraham is a God fearing man. God said “By myself I have sworn, says the Lord: Because you have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the send that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies, and by your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves, because you have obeyed my voice” (Genesis 22:16-19). God called Abraham to be a blessing unto…show more content…
God in Exodus and in the end of Genesis is proven to adhere to his word. His promise to Abraham was that if the covenant is obeyed, Abraham’s descendants will outnumber the stars and will have the land of Canaan. In order to obey the covenant, God has to free the Israelites from the rule of the Pharaoh. God sends Moses and Aaron to convince the Pharaoh that they are messengers from God and to release the Israelites at once. The Pharaoh does not believe them, so He enacts the ten plagues on the people of Egypt, with his final plague killing the firstborn of every household. By doing so, God is able break the Pharaoh and he allows the Israelites to leave. However, the Pharaoh changes his mind and his army follows the Israelites to the Red Sea where God drowns his army. This is a prime example of how God, although freeing his people, did so in a ruthless manner. Following the Exodus, at Mount Sinai God gives to Moses the Ten Commandments to give to the people of Israel, which help guide the Israelites into a better relationship with God. Here again, God is punishing, yet just. He punishes the Pharaoh and his people because God has a special covenant with the people of Israel, but does so in a harsh

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