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Many of us have in our past people of whom great stories have been told.  These are our ancestors – people whom we have never met, living many generations ago.  A Patriarch is similar to an ancestor, but he goes even further back in history to the time of the Old Testament.  A Patriarch is defined as one of the scriptural fathers of the human race or of the Hebrew people.  

The book of Hebrews in the Bible describes Patriarchs: “…who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.” WOW!  What a group of heroes!  In this series of devotionals, we’ll be looking at some of these Patriarchs, of whom it was said, “Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God.”

This series was written by Sam Broughton, Covenant Field Chaplain, with key contributions from David Cavitt.