In Acts 7:2-4, it says “Our glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Mesopotamia before he settled in Haran. God told him, ‘Leave your native land and your relatives, and come into the land that I will show you. ’ So Abraham left the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran until his father died. Then God brought him here to the land where you now live.”
This long trip took place over 5000 years ago, but the people then had many of the same problems people do today. Along the Euphrates is a children’s fictional book about this trip.
Fictional characters Zillah, Elijah, and Jarred were part of the large group of family and servants who were traveling with Abraham along the Euphrates River in present day Iraq. The three are ages 12 and 13, and ready for whatever adventure might come their way. It isn’t long before they come across a major problem. Someone is stealing water from almost everyone and from the carts carrying the extra water jars. Elijah and Zillah both believe that Jared’s uncle and Zillah’s cart driver are the culprits and that it has something to do with the fact that they are moon worshippers and not true believers in the one true God.
The map above shows the journey of Abraham. No one knows the exact route he took, but this is one of the most popular suggestions. The names printed in black are all the modern locations that were not there at the time, while the red words are the names of Biblical times.
As I add chapters they will appear below. When you read them please comment and tell me what you think.