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

By Frances Worthington

In Abraham: One God, 3 other halves, 5 Religions, writer Frances Worthington explores the 3 wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and lines their lineage to 5 diverse religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi religion, and the Bahai religion. reading the scripture and traditions of those 5 "Abrahamic" faiths, this complicated tale additionally attracts seriously from a wealthy number of ancient assets that supply a desirable backdrop. The narrative follows the lifetime of Abraham from his start, via his marriages and the delivery of his young 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 replicate that of Abraham. the ultimate chapters examine genetics and the unfold of universal DNA via varied populations around the world and the non secular ancestry uniting us all. the mix of...

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Simplified genealogy of Moses 5. Simplified genealogy of Jesus 6. Simplified genealogy of Muḥammad 7. Simplified genealogy of the Báb 8. Simplified genealogy of Bahá’u’lláh 9. All of the genealogies plus a rough timeline PROLOGUE Anyone foolhardy enough to contemplate adding another volume to the already towering stack of books about Abraham ought to have a rationale, so here is mine: Although the story of Abraham and the three wives / concubines who birthed five religions is a spiritual soap opera that’s been running for about four thousand years, very little has been written about it from the perspective of someone who is a member of the newest of the Abrahamic religions—the Bahá’í Faith.

Another portion was used to fund public works projects, such as repairing roads, renovating the king’s palace, mending city walls, and keeping irrigation channels in good order. When the system worked and the wealth was shared equitably, everyone flourished, the city stayed strong, and the kingship was stable. When war, famine, earthquakes, or other forces impaired the system, the resulting chaos could unseat the king and depose the priests. For Nimrod, the threat of being overtaken by a change in religion would have been as upsetting as hearing battering rams hit the gate of the city; surely nothing good could come of it.

With a blow here and a blow there, He managed to smash all of the idols, except one, to bits. He left the largest idol intact and put the hammer in its hand. When Terah returned and discovered the damage, he was livid. What was the name, he demanded, of the madman who had ransacked the store? Abraham responded that a woman had come in with an offering of flour, and that when the gift was set in front of the idols, they started arguing. ” The disagreement escalated until the biggest of them all stood up, grabbed a hammer and crushed the others to dust.

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