Abraham, the patriarch of all three great monotheistic religions of the world, was born in ancient Mesopotamia just after the fall of the 3rd dynasty of Ur. He traveled to Haran, in southern Turkey, and from there to Canaan, receiving the covenant blessings that God promised to him and to his seed. In this lecture, Prof. Gore traces the history of the great hero of faith, and explains the major events and venues that formed the framework for his story. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
Beginning with ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia, and finishing with the Roman world of the New Testament, this wide ranging series of lectures will acquaint the student with the major personalities and civilizations that comprise the context of the biblical story. The stories of the Bible take on rich meaning as they are understood against the backdrop of the great events of the ancient world.
This series of lectures will serve as a companion to the textbook by Bruce, which goes by the same title.