Ezra explains the role of Abraham (Neh 9:7-9:8)

“You are Yahweh,

The God who chose Abram,

You brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans.

You gave him the name Abraham.

You found his heart faithful before you.

You made with him a covenant,

To give to his descendants

The land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite,

The Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite.

You have fulfilled your promise.

You are righteous.”

Besides creation, Yahweh gave us Abraham, who accepted his call from Ur. He had a faithful heart so that the covenant of the land for his descendents was made. They were to inherit the land of Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, and the Girgashites. These are the classic land battle enemies of Israel. Now the promise was fulfilled because Yahweh is righteous as was outlined in Genesis, chapters 12-25.


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