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Abraham. The First Historical Biography by David Rosenberg

By David Rosenberg

The world’s 3 greatest faiths all discover a universal root in a single guy: Abraham. Breaking new flooring, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a guy whose entire existence, and consequently his legacy, is knowledgeable through the Sumerian tradition that produced him. Abraham is a superb literary excavation of the traditional cultures from which our smooth global has grown.

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Now Abraham gathers curds, milk, and the tender meat he had prepared, sets it down for them under the tree, stands near, overseeing: they ate. ” they asked of him. ” “I will appear again to you—in the time a life ripens and appears. ” Sarah was listening by the tent opening—it was right behind them. But Sarah and Abraham were old, many days were behind them; for Sarah the periods of women ceased to exist. So within her, Sarah's sides split: “Now that I'm used to groaning, I'm to groan with pleasure?

These are the days when the four kings—Amraphel of Sumer, Arioch of Ellasar, Chederlaomer of Elam, and Tidal of Goiim—went to war with the five: King Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, or Zoar as it now is called. These last joined together in the Valley of Siddim, or the Dead Sea. Twelve years they had served Chederlaomer, but in the thirteenth they turned away. In the next year, Chederlaomer and his allied kings returned and conquered the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and then the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, and the Horites in the hills of Seir, near El-paran, which borders the wilderness.

Abram threw himself on his face; and God spoke to him further, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the father of a multitude of nations. And you shall no longer be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I make you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fertile, and make nations of you; and kings shall come forth from you. “I will maintain my covenant between me and you, and your offspring to come, as an everlasting covenant throughout the ages, to be God to you and to your offspring to come.

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