patriarch

patriarch

The male head of a family or clan. In the OT the term conventionally and specifically refers to the key figures in the Genesis narrative, Abraham (Gen 12-24), Isaac (Gen 25-36), and Jacob (Gen 25-36), who are reckoned as the progenitors and pioneers of biblical faith.

Gen 12-24

The Call of Abram
1Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.2I will make of y ... View more

Gen 25-36

Abraham Marries Keturah
1Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.2She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.3Jokshan was the fath ... View more

Gen 25-36

Abraham Marries Keturah
1Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.2She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.3Jokshan was the fath ... View more

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