Originally named Abram, God changed his name to Abraham (“father of many”) after choosing his family line to be the one which would bring forth the promised Savior. God promised Abraham that he would give him a beautiful land (the “Promised Land”) and make his descendants into a great nation to live on that land. He also promised Abraham that the Savior would be born from his descendants. Approximately 2,000 years later, Jesus was born to complete the fulfillment of that promise.
Approximately 2166 BC to 1991 BC