Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch As Narrative Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
Chapter 1, “Genesis” pp. 81-240.
Part 2 “Account of Abraham (11:27-25:10) pp. 137-184. Section B “Call of Abraham (12:1-9)” pp. 139-141.
Sailhamer relates the call of Abraham to the establishment of Noah after the Flood. “Abraham, like Noah, makes a new beginning as well as a return to God’s original plan of blessing ‘all humankind’ (1:28)” (Sailhamer 1992, 139). God delivers his promise and blessing not only to Abraham but also to his descendants. “The identity of the ‘seed’ of Abraham will be one of the chief themes of the following narratives” (Sailhamer 1992, 140). Sailhamer sees this identification as a key to understanding many events in Scripture. There are numerous future situations which parallel the journeys of Abraham.