The Life of Abraham – What’s In a Name?

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Genesis 18:24-26 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?" The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."

Names were very important in Bible times. People often named their children for a particular reason, or renamed a place because of a particular event. God also gave people names because of a special purpose he had for them. There are many such names in the story of Abraham and Isaac. Match up the names below with their special meaning. Look up the Bible verse in the book of Genesis to help you find the right match!

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