We shall first give a brief outline of the Patriarch's life, as told in that portion of Genesis, then we shall in succession discuss the subject of Abraham from the viewpoints of the Old Testament , New Testament, profane history, and legend. Then, at the call of God, Abram, with his wife, Sarai, and Lot, and the rest of his belongings, went into the Land of Chanaan, amongst other places to Sichem and Bethel, where he built altars to the Lord: A famine breaking out in Chanaan, Abram journeyed southward to Egypt, and when he had entered the land, fearing that he would be killed on account of his wife, Sarai, he bade her say she was his sister.The report of Sarai's beauty was brought to the Pharao, and he took her into his harem, and honoured Abram on account of her.Topics: *1,260 Days *1 John 5:7, 8 *2 Chronicles *2 Thessalonians 1:9 *390 Days/Years A*Accepting a Repentant Sinner *Adoption as God's Sons *Advocate, Helper, Comforter, or Savior?*Age, Eternal, Perpetual, Everlasting, Immortal, or Forever?
It is doubtful if the usual meaning attached to that word "lofty father", is correct.
*Arta Xerxes *Astin B *Ba Al, Be El, Bel, and El *Babylon (the Great) *Bible Measurements *Bless or Praise? *Bodily Divinity *Book of Enoch *Book of Judges *Bread on Water *Breath *Brothers and Sisters of Jesus C*Caesarea Philippi *Cain's Wife *Called and Chosen *Camel or Rope? *Dip or Sop of the Last Supper *Disgusting Destroyer *Dogs *Downpour *Dragon *Dragon's Messengers E*Earning a Living from Religion *Eating Jesus' Flesh and Drinking His Blood *Eating Meat *Eating with Unwashed Hands *Edem (or Adan) *Egyptian Law of Eminent Domain *Elder or Overseer *Empowering the Priests *Eroticism of the Bible *Esther *Eue, Euan, or Eve? *Gods *God's Chosen People *Gog the Grasshopper King *Gospel Message *Gospel of Matthew H *Hades *Ha Man *Hate, Dislike, or Care Less for? *Hebrew Songs and Poetry *Hebrews, Isra Elites, Jews, and Semites *Holidays *Homosexual Relationship Between Jo Nathan and David? *Hypocrite I*Image of Dani El Chapter Two *Immediate Resurrection to Heaven? *Isaiah *Isra El's Sin Over Meat J*James (Half-brother of Jesus) *Jeremi Ah *Jeremi Ah 37:5 *Jesus' Last Words *Jesus' Fleshly Brothers and Sisters *Jew *Job *John *Judging the Angels *Judging the Twelve Tribes of Isra El *Judging Your Brothers *Judgment Day K*Kainan *Kill or Murder?
*Capitals in Bible Names *Captives and Gifts *Captives of Solomon *Cherubs *Chest of Proofs *Cho Bar River *Christian *Cosmos, Arrangement, or World? *Crowns, Turbans, and Diadems D *David Dancing Naked *Day *Day and Hour *Day of the Lord *Dedicated to Destruction *Demonized Man *Demons *Did Aaron Personally Make the Gold Calf? *Homosexuality and Bestiality *Honest Judge *Hope of All Creation *Horeb *House to House? *Kingdom L*Lachish *Lake of Fire *Lamp Stands of Revelation *Land of Ra Messes or Gesem (Goshen)?
It is only a help; a disposition; a means though a fitting one, for the attainment oftrue perfection. Jerome, is an effort to attain true perfection, penance being only an auxiliary virtue thereto.
It should be noted also that the expression " fasting and abstinence " is commonly used in Scripture and by ascetic writers as a generic term for all sorts of penance.