'Forefathers' in the Bible
Did I conceive this people or give birth to them, so that you would tell me to carry them near my heart like a wet nurse carries a suckling baby to the land that you promised to their forefathers?
"Inquire of the previous generation, won't you please? Consider what their forefathers searched out.
Prepare a massacre for his sons because of the guilt of their forefathers! They are not to rise and inherit the earth, and cover the surface of the world with cities."
God, having spoken in former times in fragmentary and varied fashion to our forefathers by the prophets,