The Father of Israel,
Genesis 12-29 - Study Guide by John MacArthur and published by Thomas Nelson.
Abraham is known as the “father of Israel” because God appeared to him and promised that his progeny would become “a great nation.” Yet Abraham is much more than the patriarch of a select group of ancient people. Through Abraham’s descendants, God’s old Son, Jesus, was born. Abraham is the father of all God’s people, whether born Jew or Gentile.
The Father of Israel takes an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with Abraham’s call from God, continuing through his relocating adventures, and concluding with the story of his grandsons Jacob and Esau. Studies include close-ups of Sarah, Isaac, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes, such as “Covenant and Obedience” and “Trusting Everything to God.”