Abraham's decedents

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 4 2021 5:34 AM

How would I find out...

How many decedents did Abraham have on the day of his death?

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Bob | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 4 2021 6:16 AM

Josh Hunt:

How would I find out...

How many decedents did Abraham have on the day of his death?

That's impossible to determine exactly, particularly related to grandsons.  Which grandsons were born before or after death cannot be determined, except for Isaac.  Both Esau and Jacob were born before Abraham died, but the others cannot be determined.

Gen. 25 is the chapter to read.

Bob

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Bob | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 4 2021 6:35 AM

Bob:
grandsons

I should have included granddaughters also.  There is Mahalath daughter of Ishmael mentioned in Gen. 28.9.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 4 2021 2:19 PM

Josh Hunt:
How many decedents did Abraham have on the day of his death?

You can't - at best you can only imagine that you can. The Biblical genealogies list (almost) only males of the line. Descendents include females.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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