Family Heads as Worship Leaders In the Old Testament

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

The patriarchs of Israel and the leaders or elders of the Israelite tribes are portrayed often in Scripture as taking the lead in their family or community worship of the Lord.

The Hebrew Patriarchs

The Hebrew patriarchs-Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-led worship as the heads of their families, bowing down to the Lord and offering sacrifices to him. Abraham built altars to the Lord and "called upon his name" because of his promises of the land and a multitude of descendants (Gen. 12:78)....


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