Abraham, Isaac & Jacob as well as the 12 sons of Jacob. God is often referred to in Scripture as the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Around 2000 BC, God calls Abram to leave Ur of the Chaldeans in southern Mesopotamia with his extended family and journey to Haran where his father, Terah, died. Abram was called to travel on in faith to unknown lands. When Abraham reached Canaan, God established a covenant with him and promised to give him a vast number of descendant and the land of Canaan as an inheritance. Isaac's wife had twin sons, Jacob & Esau. Although Esau was the oldest, Jacob became the child of the patriarchal promises. Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, had 12 sons. His favorite son, Joseph, was betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, and taken to Egypt. While in Egypt, Joseph was blessed by God and miraculously rose to high political office in the foreign land. Through a set of divine circumstances, Joseph's brothers come to Egypt in search of food. Joseph provided food for them and saved their lives. Israel and all his children moved from Canaan to Goshen in the northeastern Delta of Egypt.