Worship In the Patriarchal Period

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The central figure of patriarchal worship is Abraham, who received Yahweh's promise of land and descendants.

The book of Genesis records the history of Israel's ancestors from their nomadic beginnings. Abraham was called by Yahweh to leave his country and travel to a new land. A promise was given to Abraham that his name would be great and his family would become a mighty nation (Gen. 12). These themes originate in Genesis and weave throughout the whole of Israel's history. The fulfillment...


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