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:

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

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  2. 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....)

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

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

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  5. Gotta love the Bible as many were married to kin folk

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  6. The things that make you say "hmmm"
    Lisa

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  7. Guess it is not unusual those days huh!

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

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  9. 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.

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