For further studies of Abraham’s character, see the following articles in BR: Lippman Bodoff, “God Tests Abraham—Abraham Tests God,” BR 09:05; Jacob Milgrom, “Bible Versus Babel,” BR 11:02; Philip R. Davies, “Abraham & Yahweh—A Case of Male Bonding,” BR 11:04; Larry R. Helyer, “Abraham’s Eight Crises: The Bumpy Road to Fulfilling God’s Promise of an Heir,” BR 11:05.