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The deity commands Abram, "Go!" He's supposed to settle in the land the deity will show to him.
The deity makes some big promises: Abram will give rise to a huge nation; he'll have more name-recognition than Michael Jackson; the fate of all nations will depend on how they treat Abram and the nation that stems from him.
It's a simple equation: bless Abram, be blessed. Curse Abram, be cursed. Any questions?
He's 75 when he leaves Haran, and he takes his wife Sarai with him. Lot tags along with them, and Abram also takes his slaves. Yes, Abram was a slave-owner, and one of these slaves will play an important role as the story unfolds. Keep your eye out.
They all arrive in Canaan, specifically at a place called Shechem. This map will show you his basic route.
The narrator underlines that the Canaanite people are still living in the land. Abram is basically an immigrant.
The Lord appears to Abram and makes more big promises. Listen up: This land belongs to you and your kids. Okay, this flies in the face of reality, for it's the Canaanites who are living here now (12:7).
Abram builds an altar, and then he moves to another place, builds another altar, and invokes the deity by his nickname, the Lord (Hebrew: YHWH) (people have been calling the deity that since 4:26).
Abram is still on the move, and lays his hat now in the Negeb.