Religion: The Patriarch

Jews, Christians and Moslems recognize Abraham as a common spiritual ancestor, and all three faiths look to the Genesis account of how the Lord told him: "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation.'' What were Abraham's country and kindred like, and what sort of land did God show him? Modern scholarship, drawing on the latest findings of archaeology and textual research, is able to propose answers to those questions...

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