No, Abraham was not an Israelite.
Abraham was the father of Isaac, who was the father of Jacob. Jacob had sons, the founders of the various tribes.
See Genesis c34 v10 ... God gives Jacob the new name of Israel. Thus all his descendents are Israelites.
Abraham was two generations before.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/21/08|
Ryan, I suppose that you aren't conversant with the history or context of your subject. Abraham's descendants formed the nation of Israel several years after Abraham had died. Abraham is one man. He came before Israel. the people who will form the nation are descendants of Abraham.
---Okebaram on 9/23/06|
Correction to my previous post. "...the son of Eber..."
What I meant to write was "...the son of Terah, a descendant of Eber...."
---Josef on 9/7/06|
Abraham was the "friend of God", and was told to leave his father and mother and come away to serve the one living God, then God would bless him and make him the "father of many nations", as many as the number of sands on the seashore or the number of the stars of heaven so his posterity would be. His grandson, Iaakob, his name was changed to Israel when he wrestled with the angel; and so Iaakob had 12 sons which began the 12 tribes of Israel.
---Eloy on 9/3/06|
greetings,abrahams Father was named terah who was of the children of terah.they resided in ur,and later moved to haran. melchizedek sent a man named jaram to abraham ,saying come to salem,which he did
---earl on 9/3/06|
alan8869_of_UK, I like Abraham. He is an interesting individual. In response to your question there are others who read these blogs maybe they don't know about him.
---Ryan on 9/3/06|
Ryan ... Jou must hghave known alll this history already. Can you enlighten us as to why you asked the question?
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/3/06|
Abraham was Hebrew, the son of Eber the father of what was called the Hebrew nation. Jacob was the grandson of Abraham whose name was changed by The Father to Israel symbolically. The name is typically ascribed to his posterity. However it is spiritually applicable to all the called and chosen of God. The name means "He will rule as God. To prevail & have power as a prince"
---Josef on 9/2/06|
Ryan, You can read about Abraham starting in Genesis 11:27-32, chapters 12-49
Genesis 17:1-7 God changes Abram's name to Abaham.
Genesis 17:15-19, 18:1,10-15 God changed Sarai name to Sarah. God said they will have a son and they shall call him Isaac.
Genesis 21:2,3 Isaac is born.
Genesis 25:19-26 Isaac married Rebekah and they had twins Esau and Jacob.
Genesis 32:24-28, 35:10 Jacob's name was changed to Israel.
Genesis 49:1-28 Jocob talks to his 12 sons, the 12 tribes of Israel.
---Creamcup on 9/2/06|
Abraham was originally from Ur of the Chaldaeans, in Mesopotamia, southeast of Babylon. He is the ancestor (father) of the Israelites.(Acts 7:2-4)
---Leon on 9/2/06|
ryan, my understanding is this . Abram name was changed to abraham by God. he was a pagan and worshipped bal. God spoke to him and told him to separate from his family and especially his father.then God told him where to go and what to do.he was chosen ,but Israel did not get it,s name from God until jacobs named was changed to Israel by God.Jacob was abrahams grandson I believe.or second born son, I can,t remember.
---fhoma6579 on 9/2/06|
Abraham was the father of Isaac, who was the father of Jacob. God renamed Jacob ISRAEL. He had 12 sons who became the 12 tribes of Israel, the answer is 'no' Abraham was not from any of the tribes of Israel, all 12 tribes came from him. He was great-grandfather of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel.
---M.P. on 9/2/06|
Jesus did whatever the law required.
---Bruce5656 on 9/2/06|