Abram's Journey

Genesis 12:5 says, “Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan” (Genesis 12:5).
Abram and his entourage had already traveled from Ur to Haran, which was around 600 miles in a straight line. From Haran to Shechem, which verse 6 mentions, was another 600 miles, again in a straight line. However, they did not travel in straight lines. So, how long did it take to make the journey?
When we read passages from the Bible like Genesis 12:5, we need to keep in mind that a few sentences can cover a great deal of time. We read it and think it happened almost instantly, but it was a trip of many weeks, perhaps months.
We just needed to know in this case that Abram traveled from one location to another in obedience to God.

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