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  Palestine, Hebron, Abraham's Oak
by Childish
 
  • Palestine, Hebron, Abraham's Oak - Hebron
      Palestine, Hebron, Abraham's Oak
    by Childish
  • Palestine, Hebron, Abraham's Oak - Hebron
      Palestine, Hebron, Abraham's Oak
    by Childish
 

Hm, the Oak tree is old indeed. But whether it is the oak where Abraham saw God as three men in Genesis 18, I do not know.
'The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby.'

The story is from the Old Testament. In Genesis 17 we read that Abraham became a father at the age of 99 when his wife Sarah was 90 years old. And in Genesis 22 we see that Abraham is ready to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac to please God... And when God see that Abraham is ready to do anything told by Him, he sent to Abraham a ram to be sacrificed instead.

In Genesis 18, the tree men are on their way to Sodom when they stopped at the trees and asked Abraham to feed them. And then Abraham pleased for God's mercy for Sodom if there were 10 righteous people there...
There is a nickname in Bulgarian (and I suppose in other languages) 'Abraham's home' meaning a home full of guests, referring the hospitality of Abraham.

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