Friday, September 1, 2017

Fact of the Day: Abraham and Sarah

Despite relations between close relatives (varying by degree depending on the time/culture/country) has been cultural taboo in virtually all Christian, Jewish, and Muslim societies from their early beginnings to today, the common patriarch of all those religions, Abraham was married and had a son to his half-sister Sarah. 

14 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Whoops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

KK said...

This is surprising

RO said...

I find it interesting that more people don't talk about this when discussing the bible.

Pat Hatt said...

Keeping it all in the family

Emmylou said...

So true....and let's not forget about many royal families who marry within "their own" to keep the bloodline pure...yikes! (Well, maybe not as close as Cersei and Jaime....)

Lois said...

I have cousins who are married to each other. They got married as teenagers and have been together for over 40 years.

Martha said...

This is true. A lot of this went on back then.

Birgit said...

Gotta love the Bible as many were married to kin folk

Lisa said...

The things that make you say "hmmm"
Lisa

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, don't get me started...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Guess it is not unusual those days huh!

Christine said...

Interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

Another reason why we should never take the Bible literally. It's a collection of interesting stories with moral conclusions.

Fundy Blue said...

It's fascinating to me that Abraham is considered the patriarch of three major religions. Archeologists haven't found proof of his physical existence, but his story has impacted billions throughout time. I often wonder about what really is behind the story: monotheism, lovingkindness, covenants, the founding of the Arab people, sacrifice, obedience to God. Whatever truly happened, Abraham has had an impact on humankind unlike few others.