Genesis 12:1 – Abram Knew Noah’s Son

Abram was about one hundred sixty year’s old when Noah’s son Shem died Genesis 11:10-11. Surely his knowledge of God’s faithfulness during the flood influenced his decision to accompany father Terah and leave Ur of the Chaldees Genesis 11:31.

The Yahweh* Effect

Ab-ram heard from friend Shem about Noah.
Feared the flood, as we did Kraka-toa.
Had the greatest respect
for the Yahweh* effect.
So with wife, Dad, and Lot said, “A-loha“.

160 yrs. old when Shem died
Genesis 12:1
Genesis 12:1 also
Genesis 11:31

Immediately before they left Ur of the Chaldees, Abram heard for the first time the name LORD Yahweh* Genesis 12:1. Only then was the covenant announced Romans 4:3 and Galatians 3:16.

*Yahweh is rendered as LORD in most translations.

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