"And Terah lived seventy years, and begat
Abram, Nahor, and
Haran." (Genesis 11:26)
was born. Abram was a
Great Soul; he was an
"Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah
Abram, Nahor, and
Haran; and Haran begat Lot." (Genesis 11:27)
<2>Repetition of the generations of Terah
show their importance. He had the same number of children as Noah.
"And Haran died before his father Terah in the
land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees." (Genesis 11:28)
<3>They were living in Ur in Chaldees.
Abram and Nahor took
them wives: the name of
Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah,
the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah."
was leading a regular life. Also the name Sarai is very similar to
the Sanskrit names Sarvati and Saradamoni.
"But Sarai was barren; she had no child."
found out she was barren, he continued their marriage.
"And Terah took
his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his
daughter in law, his son
Abram's wife; and they
went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of
Canaan; and they came
into Haran, and dwelt there." (Genesis 11:31)
<6>The similarity of the name of Haran, the
son of Terah, with the place they went to dwell in, shows the desire
of Terah toward having the place Haran. It also shows the name of a
place is used as the name of a person!
"And the days of Terah were two hundred and five
years: and Terah died in Haran." (Genesis 11:32)
ELECTED ONES (HEBREWS)
"Now the Lord had said unto
Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto
a land that I will shew thee:" (Genesis 12:1)
<7>With the process of
evolution and many
God was able to select
some of those who had reached a higher level of consciousness as
Abram was the first
Selected One and was given the instructions of how to start his
mission. <8>Although he was called
("not a Brahmin"),
God chose him.
God is not a respecter of man-made titles, but the fullness of
was a true Brahmin!
"And I will make of thee a great nation, and I
will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing:" (Genesis 12:2)
not only had been chosen for starting the great mission, but he
would be a blessing for all whenever he was reincarnated in the
future. <10>There was also a promise that if the commandment
of leaving his family and going where the Lord wanted was followed,
there would be a "great nation" from him, who are the
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth
be blessed." (Genesis 12:3)
<11>Through his children (who would cover
most of the world) and his nation (Elected
Ones), the whole earth would be blessed. Also he would be born
in so many different parts of the world and they all would be
blessed through him.
Abram departed, as the
Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and
Abram was seventy and
five years old when he departed out of Haran." (Genesis 12:4)
left to obey the Lord's command and to start his mission, so
God would keep His
Promise to him also.
* When an "A" is used in front of any Sanskrit
name, it becomes negative or opposite, such as Vidya (knowledge) to