What does it mean to be an Israelite? This is the sort of question that was on the mind of people in Yeshua’s time. Rome had power. Israel was a subjected people. But God was expected to show up any time. And being a child of Abraham meant privilege in God’s eyes.
The meaning of being a “child of Abraham” takes some expected and unexpected directions in Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. There is some similarity to the concept of Abrahamic faith in Paul’s letters. Click the link below for a short and organized list of the kinds of texts about Abraham in the gospels: