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 complete lifestyles, and as a result his legacy, is proficient via the Sumerian tradition that produced him. Abraham is a superb literary excavation of the traditional cultures from which our glossy international has grown.
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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. After that, they turned around to En-mishpat, now Kadesh, overpowering the region of the Amalekites, including the Amorites, who inhabited Hazazon-tamar.
If brought down to find offense, I will pull them down. ” So the figures, leaving there, descend toward Sodom. Now Abraham stands aside, facing Yahweh. —— Abraham drew close: “Will you wipe away the innocent beside those with contempt? What if there are fifty sincere men inside the city, will you also wipe the place away? Can you not hold back for the fifty innocent within it? “Heaven forbid you bring this thing to light, to erase the innocent with the contemptuous—as if sincerity and contempt were the same thing.
So that the field and the cave within it were testified to, by the sons of Het, as passing in possession to Abraham. —— These things had passed when Abraham would hear: “Listen carefully, Milcah too gave birth to children, for your brother, Nachor. ” Bethuel fathered Rebecca—but these eight were mothered by Milcah for Nachor, Abraham's brother. His second wife also gave birth: Reumah mothered Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah. —— Now Abraham was very old, his better days—thoroughly blessed by Yahweh—behind him.