A descendant of Shem; founder of the Hebrew Nation
The visible sign of God's covenant with Abraham.
Son of Abraham and Sarah; born when they were very old.
Abraham's son by Hagar, Sarah's servant. The founder of the Arab tribes.
Abraham's nephew. He setlled in the prosperous plains, leaving Abraham in the wilderness of the hill country.
The mountains around Jerusalem, where Abraham went to offer his son Isaac as a sacrafice.
The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
Along with Gomorrah, one of the cities of the plain destroyed by God because of wickedness
A city in the Plain of Shinar, the original home of Abraham
The land God promised to Abraham's descendants. It covered about the same territory as modern Israel.
The elder of Isaac and Rebekkah's twin sons. The ancestor of the Edomites. He gave up his birthright for a bowl of Jacob's pottage.
The name given to Jacob after he wrestled with God. Also the name of the nation descended from him.
The younger of Isaac and Rebekah's twin sons. He fooled his father into giving him the firstborn's blessing, becoming Isaac's heir.
Jacob's favorite among his twelve sons. His envious brothers sold him as a slave.
A father who leads a family or tribe
Rachel was the younger daughter of Laban
Wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau. She helped one of her sons in a plot to gain his father's blessing.