If Abraham Was a Gentile, How Did He Become a Jewish Nation? Was Sarah, Isaac, or Jacob a Jew?

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Sarah and Isaac were not Jews. In Genesis 32, Jacob had his name changed to Israel, and he would be the father of twelve sons; they would be the sons or tribes of Israel which would become the Jewish people. God brought Abraham, a Gentile, out of Ur (Genesis 12), and God told him that he would make him a nation. He did not father the Arab world. He was the father of the Jewish nation.  The son of promise was Isaac, not Ishmael. Isaac fathered Jacob who became the father of all of the sons of Israel and was, ultimately, the Jewish people.

God told Abraham that He would make of him a great nation. Israel comes from God who changed Jacob’s name (Genesis 32). Judah was called the first Jew (2 Kings 16:6). All of the covenants that God made to Abraham, the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12), the Land Covenant (Deuteronomy 30), the Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7), and the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31) are for the Chosen People, the Jewish people (Deuteronomy 7:6-8). “I have chosen you to be a people.”

Abraham was called the first Hebrew (Genesis 14:13).

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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