Abraham's prophecies

Abraham, the patriarch of the Israelites lived about 4400 years ago. He is the father of Isaac and Ishmael, and the grandfather of Jacob (also known as Israel) and Esau. Jacob became the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Abraham is the subject of many prophecies in the book of Genesis, which is the first book of the Bible. Abraham also is known as Abram or Abrahm.

Below is a partial listing of prophecies involving Abraham.

Genesis 12:2-3
The offspring of Abraham would have a worldwide impact

Genesis 12:7
The first promise of land for Abraham's offspring

Genesis 15:5
Counting Abraham's descendants would be like counting the stars

Genesis 15:18
Abraham's descendants would have their own country

Genesis 17:5
Father of many nations

Genesis 17:18-19
Sarah would give birth to Isaac, who would inherit the everlasting covenant

Genesis 21:12
Abraham's son Isaac would live under God's blessings

Genesis 22:1-14
God's test of Abraham foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus

Genesis 22:18
The Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham

To read more about Abraham, click here for our Biblical people profile of the prophet Abraham.