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Father Abraham Had Many Sons – How Many Do You Know?

There is a song that children are taught to sing.  It’s about Abraham, the revered father of the Hebrew nation.  The title of the song is: “Father Abraham Had Many Sons”.  Indeed he did and tracing the genealogy of Abraham is a challenging but interesting history project.

  • The Hebrew patriarch Abraham had two sons. Their names were:

    • Ishmael and Israel
    • Isaac and Jacob
    • Midian and Isaac
    • Ishmael and Isaac
  • For DNA purposes, the children of Abraham’s firstborn son were the grandchildren of:

    • Sarah
    • Rebecca
    • Hagar
    • Rachel
  • Though not Abraham’s physical and biological firstborn son, this son was heir to his father’s wealth because:

    • The firstborn sold his inheritance for a bowl of soup
    • He was designated the heir in Abraham’s written will
    • His mother was Abraham’s first lawful wife
    • The other son could not inherit because his mother was Egyptian, not Hebrew
  • After the death of their father Abraham, the two brothers separated from each other. The older brother went to live in:

    • Southern Arabia
    • Northern Arabia
    • Egypt
    • Samaria
  • In ancient times, parents often found a marriage partner for their children. Who found a wife for Son Number One?

    • Abraham, the father
    • Sarah, the first wife of Abraham
    • Hagar, a servant girl
    • Son Number One broke with tradition and found his own wife
  • In ancient times, parents often found a marriage partner for their children. Who found a wife for Son Number Two?

    • Abraham, the father
    • Sarah, his mother
    • Hagar, a servant girl
    • Son Number Two broke with tradition and found his own wife
  • Jacob was the grandson of Abraham. He had one daughter named Dinah and several sons. How many sons did he have? Rather how many great grandsons did Abraham have through Jacob?

    • Six
    • Thirteen
    • Twelve
    • Twenty-two
  • Abraham’s oldest son also had several sons. How many sons did he have? Rather how many grandsons did Abraham have through his lineage?

    • Six
    • Thirteen
    • Twelve
    • Twenty-two
  • After the death of Sarah, Abraham took another wife, Keturah. Some debate whether she was a wife or a concubine. Nobody disputes that the woman bore him several sons. How many sons were born through the union of Abraham and Keturah?

    • Six
    • Thirteen
    • Twelve
    • Twenty-two
  • BONUS QUESTION: At first, the descendants of Abraham were known as the Hebrews. But when the name of Abraham’s grandson Jacob was changed to Israel, his descendants were called the Israelites. At what period in their history did people begin calling them Jews.

    • At the beginning of the reign of King David
    • After the death of King Solomon
    • When Jacob and his sons lived in Goshen
    • During the Babylonian captivity

What do you think?

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