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By STEPHEN SEWALL, A. M. & A. A. s.
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM P. & LEMUEL
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The patriarch Abraham and his nephew Lot emigrated together from their native country, Ur of the Chaldees. They were afterwards fellow pilgrims, for a little while, in the land of Canaan, where pressed with famine, they retired to Egypt to relieve their necessities. The famine being over, they returned to Bethel* a vil. lage in the land of Canaan, about twelve miles north of Jerusalem, and about twenty-fiye miles to the west of Jordan. The wealth of these patriarchs principally consisted of flocks and herds. The natives of the land, “the Canaanite and Perizzite,” it is observed by the facred historian,
t Gen. xii. 5, 13.
* Gen. xiii. 3-5.