Published on 25 November 2011
ABRAHAM (2166 BC)
Long, long ago, in a far-off land called Ur, there lived a man named Avram. One day God spoke to him: “I am going to give you a special land. One day there will be more people in your family than there are stars in the sky” (Genesis 12)
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham.
“It was faith that made Abraham obey when God called him to go out to a country which God had promised to give him. He left his own country without knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the country that God promised him. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who received the same promise from God. For Abraham was waiting for the city which God designed and built, the city with permanent foundations. It was faith that made Abraham able to become a father, even though he was old and Sarah herself could not have children. He trusted God to keep His promise. Though Abraham was practically dead, from this one man came as many descendants as there are stars in the sky, as many as the numberless grains of sand on the sea-shore” (Hebrews 11)
WORLD EVENTS : 2100 BC : glass made by the Mesopotamians; ziggurats (like the tower in Babel) built in Mesopotamia; discovered drug, ethyl alcohol, used to alleviate pain.