VORT ON THE PARSHA
Parshas Lech Lecha
אל מקום המזבח אשר עשה שם בראשונה ויקרא שם אברם בשם ד’ (לך יג:ד)To the site of the altar, which he had erected there at first, and there Avram invoked Hashem by Name.
When Avraham Avinu built the Mizbayech (altar) before heading to Mitzrayim, the pasuk says “‘ויבן שם מזבח לה” – without mentioning Avraham’s name. However, when he came back from Mitzrayim ‘ויקרא שם אברם בשם ד– it did mention Avraham’s name since he became very wealthy and people heard about the great miracles that happened to him, and therefore his name was renowned; hence, the pasuk says ויקרא שם אברם.Go back to Parshas Lech Lecha