PETERSON: The Call To Abraham

PETERSON: The Call To Abraham


The following is a transcript excerpt from Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Biblical Series exploring the psychological significance of the biblical stories in the book of Genesis. You can now listen to or watch the lecture series on DailyWire+.

Let’s read the stories. The first one is about Abraham, Sarah, and Lot. “Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram.” His name is Abram to begin with, and that actually turns out to be important. It’s not Abraham. “Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.” So Haran is Abram’s brother. “And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of

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