So littleones we return to the story of stories: don’t always believe the Bible even though there is a message in every story.
We can’t prove that he existed! What the treaure of three great religions might not have physically existed ! If he didn’t it is impossible to sit him on a timeline to say here he is, here he went and when.
Was there ever a Construct of a Type of Abraham. ( think what this may mean)
Biblical Historians and Archaelogists alike have been playing hide and seek since at least the nineteenth century of this era to find any consistent concrete proof that he was. Thought to have existed sometime in 2100 BCE. upon inspecting the lineage in the Scriptures a later date of somewhere between 2000 and 1500 BCE is offered.
Scripture says he was a rich old dude owning livestock herds and non existant camels, (Genesis :24:1) the Camels Had No Business in Genesis – The New York Times
Now, get this the Ur we thought he came from and when was more likely not to be that Ur but another, because the chaldeans were a tribe that did not exist until sometime between the sixth and fith centuaries BCE, some 1500 years after Abraham was.
This story was not recorded until sometime betweem the 6th and 5th Centuries BCE and if you notice Camels existed then. Therefore because they existed in their own time the Authors had no hesitation in supplying Camels for Abraham.
The Authors, looking for something to hang their hats on, an existing coat rack, comensurable with the Oral traditions- may have decided that Ur of the chaldees was a good bet as it was the only one known to them.
Ur of Sumeria became the superior contender after cuniform tablets found at Mari in todays Syria ( some 20,000 of them) pointed to Ur being more likely in Sumeria.
As yet I shall not mention why Terah left the Schizoid Urs in the first place, it wasn’t because God told him too.
The New York Times. 2018. The New York Times – Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.nytimes.com. [Accessed 04 March 2018].
- There are too many camels in the Bible, out of time and out of place.
Camels probably had little or no role in the lives of such early Jewish patriarchs as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph, who lived in the first half of the second millennium B.C., and yet stories about them mention these domesticated pack animals more than 20 times. Genesis 24:10 for example, tells of Abraham’s servant going by camel on a mission to find a wife for Isaac. From an article by Dr. Mizrahi extract below.
National Geographic. 2018. Latest Stories. [ONLINE] Available at: https://news.nationalgeographic.com. [Accessed 04 March 2018].
Newly published research by two archaeologists at Tel Aviv University in Israel shows that camels weren’t domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean until the 10th century B.C.—several centuries after the time they appear in the Bible.