Genesis, lines 1767-1889

Abraham departs into the land of Canaan.  God tells him that this is the land he has promised to Abraham and his descendants.  Abraham settles near Bethlem.  Then a famine occurs, so Abraham goes down into Egypt.  Before he leaves, he says to his wife Sara that he expects the Egyptians to find her beautiful and therefore they will kill Abraham so that they may possess her.  So Abraham suggests that Sara say that she is his sister.  Pharaoh takes Sara into his house and for this reason is generous to Abraham.  But Pharoah is afflicted with suffering because of this; he learns that Sara is Abraham’s wife, returns her to him, and sends them both out of Egypt.  Abraham is now very wealthy, and he and his kin build a strong settlement near where he had previously lived.

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