A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Abraham. One of the patriarchs, whose life is described in the book of Genesis. After being led by God from Ur into Canaan, the Promised Land, Abram was later renamed by God. He became Abraham (‘father of multitudes’) at the age of 99, when told by God that his previously barren wife was to bear children. In a test of Abraham’s loyalty, God later told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, and the father showed his willingness to obey – but God provided a ram for him to sacrifice, instead. Those who are faithful to God are described as Abraham’s spiritual descendants (‘children of Abraham’).
Biblical references include: Genesis 17:1, Exodus 3:15, Galatians 3:7, Hebrews 11:8