The Childrens Book -History events 4030BC-1440BC
IN the land of Haran, there lived a man called Abram.
Abram was the son of Terah who was descended from Shem.
Terah and his family had returned to Haran after living in Ur, when one day God said to Abram:
"Leave your country, and your kinfolk, and your father's house,
and go to a land...
And they passed through Canaan to Shechem in the plain of Moreh which was occupied then by the Canaanites.
At Shechem God appeared to Abram and said:
"This land I will give to your people."
And Abram built an altar to the Lord at Shechem.
Then Abram moved and came to a mountain to the east of...
ABRAM was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold, and Lot who travelled with him
was also very rich, having flocks and herds and tents.
The land was not able to support them all;
they could not live together in one place
and there was trouble between the herdsmen of Abram and the herdsmen...
AFTER these things the word of God came to Abram in a vision, saying:
"Fear not, Abram, I am your shield and your great reward."
"Lord God," Abram said, "what will you give me since I am without children and my heir is a servant, Eliezer of Damascus?"
Then the word of God came to him,saying: "Not a...
And it came to pass that when Abraham was sitting in the door of his tent in the plains of Mamre,
the Lord appeared to him in the form of three angels in the heat of the day.
Abraham raised his eyes and saw three men standing before him.
He ran to meet them and bowed to the...
One day Abraham said to the eldest servant of his house, who managed all that he had:
"Give me your hand, I pray you.
I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth,
that you will not choose a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites,
among whom I dwell....
Abraham's servant ran to meet her and said: "Let me drink a little water from your pitcher."
And she said: "Drink, my lord."
Then she quickly lowered the pitcher upon her hand and gave him a drink.
When she had finished giving him a drink, she said: "I will draw water for your camels also until...
The girl ran on to her mother's house, and told these things.
LABAN, REBEKAH'S BROTHER
Now Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban.
When he saw the ear-rings and the bracelets upon his sister's hands,
and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister,
Laban ran out and found...
Isaac went out of his dwelling in the south country to walk in the field,at the end of the day.
He lifted his eyes and, behold, he saw the camels were coming.
Rebekah lifted her eyes and saw Isaac.She lighted from her camel and said to the servant: "Who is this man walking in the field...
LATER when Isaac was three score years old, Rebekah bore him twin sons.
The firstborn had red hair all over like a hairy coat. They called him Esau.
His brother they called by the name of Jacob.
The boys grew.
Esau became a cunning hunter, a man of the out-of- doors,
but Jacob was a plain...
When Isaac was old, his eyes became dim, so that he could see no longer.
He called Esau, his elder son, and said to him:"My son."
"Here I am," said Esau.
"Look now," said Isaac, "I am old, I do not know the day of my death.
Take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, go out to the field and get...
Then Rebekah took the best robes of her elder son Esau,
which were in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.
With the skins of the kids she covered his hands and the smooth of his neck.
Then she put into the hands of Jacob the savoury meat, and the bread she had...