Abraham. One God, Three Wives, Five Religions by Frances Worthington

By Frances Worthington

In Abraham: One God, 3 better halves, 5 Religions, writer Frances Worthington explores the 3 wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and lines their lineage to 5 diversified religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi religion, and the Bahai religion. reading the scripture and traditions of those 5 "Abrahamic" faiths, this advanced tale additionally attracts seriously from a wealthy number of old assets that supply a desirable backdrop. The narrative follows the lifetime of Abraham from his start, via his marriages and the start of his little ones, and his repeated exiles. It additionally presents nice perception into the lives of the founders of the 5 Abrahamic Faiths—Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Baha'u'llah—and illustrates how their lives reflect that of Abraham. the ultimate chapters think about genetics and the unfold of universal DNA via varied populations world wide and the non secular ancestry uniting us all. the mix of...

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Thanks to recent discoveries by archaeologists, however, it is possible to understand the references to long life spans in a manner satisfactory to scientist and sage alike. The keys to understanding the long life spans lie in the hundreds of cuneiform tablets that have been excavated from ancient ruins. Four thousand years ago, these blocks of clay were the equivalent of paper. Scribes wrote on the wet clay with sharpened reeds, using a series of short, wedge-shaped strokes—called cuneiform—to create words.

7 Abraham’s age on His wedding day isn’t known, but using the description in Genesis of Sarah as ten years younger, a reasonable guess is that she was fifteen and He was twenty-five years old. Allowing for the time it took for the youngest brother, Haran, to grow up and then raise a daughter old enough for Nahor to marry, Abraham must have been about thirty-five years old when He angered King Nimrod and was ordered to leave Ur. By then, He and Sarah would have been married for ten years without conceiving any children, which meant that Sarah was considered by all to be hopelessly barren.

4 EXILE Every morning I waken to find that I am made a target for the darts of their envy, and every night, when I lie down to rest, I discover that I have fallen a victim to the spears of their hate. Bahá’u’lláh1 Depending on the source, Abraham is considered to be a patriarch, a Messenger of God, a Prophet, or just a nice and very wise man. This book relies on the description of Abraham provided by the most recent of the five Abrahamic religions: the Bahá’í Faith. Bahá’u’lláh, like Muḥammad before Him, refers to Abraham as a “Friend of God,” a term indicating that Abraham was a divinely-inspired Manifestation.

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