called a Hebrew. He was born in Mesapotamia in the city of Ur.
According to the story in the Torah, God appeared to Abraham
one night when Abraham was praying. In the book of Genesis,
God told Abraham to "Go forth from your native land and from
your father's house, unto the land that I will show you. I will make you
a great nation." This story explains how the Israelite nation
began with the descendants of Abraham.