The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

28 - Abraham: Father of Nations

Aug. 31, 2017

Lecture 10 in the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories series. The Abrahamic adventures continue with this, the tenth lecture in my 12-part initial Biblical lecture series. Abraham's life is presented as a series of encapsulated narratives, punctuated by sacrifice, and the rekindling of his covenant with God. This seems to reflect the pattern of human life: the journey towards a goal, or destination, and the completion of a stage or epoch of life, followed by the necessity of revelation and reconsideration of identity, prior to the next step forward. Abraham, for his part, makes the sacrifices necessary to continue to walk with God, or before God (as the terminology in this section has it). It is this decision that allows him to transcend the vicissitudes of life, and to take his role as the father of nations. Links * Support this Podcast on Patreon ( * Self Authoring ( * Jordan Peterson Website ( * Reading List ( * Twitter ( neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.