Why would Abram leave the Ur
of the Chaldees?
Ur was an
important city in a nation called Chaldea, later
called Babylonia. Archaeological evidence tells
us that Ur was a place where the gods
foot high place for the gods to dwell (ziggurat)
was built in the
center of the city. The ziggurat was not a place
of worship, it was a place where the gods lived.
This structure is very similar to the Stepped
Pyramids of the Maya culture in Yucatan.
scientific evidence uncovered changed how people
looked at ancient civilizations. The people of
Ur had remarkable building methods, an excellent
canal system...and even had things like running
water and fireplaces in homes. Beautiful art
forms were common for the ruling class.
God told Abram to leave Ur and
go to an unknown place.
In the middle of a place where
people worshiped false gods, God found a seventy
five year old man who believed and was willing
to leave his home
to go to a promised land
where he and his family would live in tents.
Abraham believed God
when God chose him... and told him there was a