by Admin | 20 September 2020 08:46 pm09
How many children did Ibrahim have?
Ibrahim had total number of eight(8) children according to the bible, And all were men.
The first son was Ishmael, who was born to a concubine of his wife Sarah, named Hagar (Genesis 16: 1-4).
Second son, was Isaac (The son of promise), who was born 14 years later after the birth of Ishmael.
21 And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
When Sarah died, Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. (Genesis 25: 1-2)
This Keturah is the one who When Sarah died, Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. (Genesis 25: 1-2)
This Keturah is the one who was born to Abraham with 6 other sons. To make the total number of Abraham’s children 8,
However the Bible does not say that he had daughters..
1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Of Abraham’s descendants, only Isaac was the heir. Other sons were given only gifts, but Isaac was given all, gifts as well as inheritance, because he was the son of the Promised One from God.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
In the same way, we can all become God’s people, created by God, but not all of us are God’s promised children in the likeness of Isaac. The sons of promise are those who have been born again (ie being saved). And these are the ones God has prepared everything to them, both rewards/gifts and inheritance of the kingdom of heaven.
So you and I should strive to be the sure we all children of promise..
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