The Spiritual Torah, in which my whole life was already known wanted me to be aware of who I am and what would happen to me, so that I might come to understanding, beforehand that I might have Faith. This wasn’t of very much help since it did not make any sense at all until it began to happen.
Our dad Terah was 70 before we were all born, my brothers were Nahor and Haran. Haran had Lot as well as Milkah and Iskah . While dad was still with us , Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans,( Ur-Kasdim) in the land of his birth. See Nimrod and his absolute ‘###’
Nahor and I both married before leaving. Sarai became my wife, she was my half-sister, by another wife, and Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran . Sarai was barren and so we had no children.
I grew up in a place called Ur-Kasdim, the awakening knowledge of the Spiritual Torah, which is eternal, gave me foresight of future events – that I see what I would not see. Since my conversion so much has happened to turn me on my head.Yes, here I am, meditating upon all that has happened since the One God came into my life.
I was dad’s youngest, One day my father left me in charge of his store which sold idols of the Moon god sin, and lesser gods. My awakening to the one G-d brought me to ridicule the beliefs of those who came there. I was but a child and didn’t understand the value of Faith to those not yet called to the one G-d. G-d answers all honest prayer no matter to whom they are prayed or what offerings are given. One woman brought bread to offer to all of the gods. Something devilish came out of me so I took a stick, smashed the idols and placed the stick in the hand of the largest idol.
When father returned he asked me what had happened to the idols. I informed my father that a woman came in to make an offering to the idols. Then the idols argued about which one should eat the offering first. Then the largest idol took the stick and smashed the other idols. Father responded by saying that they are only statues without knowledge. Whereupon I responded by saying that you deny they have knowledge, yet you worship them! At which point father took me to Nimrod. Why Nimrod I thought, the personification of evil, though he was a descendant of Noah he had gone his own way and no longer worshipped G-d. So then I realized that I was not the first to believe in the One G-d, rather one of the first to be awakened by him in hundreds of years.
Nimrod proclaims to me that he worshipped only Fire. My response was that water puts out fire. So Nimrod declares they worship water. Again I retorted that clouds hold water. So Nimrod declares they worship clouds. I responded that wind pushes clouds. So Nimrod declares they worship wind. Then I told him that people withstand wind.
He became so angry with me and declared that I am blabbering words to save myself, he decided to sacrifice me to the god of fire, and if I was correct that there is a real G-d, then that god will save me. Then Nimrod had me caste into the fire and G-d saved me!!.
My silly brother, Haran claimed that he also worshipped my g-d, as he put it, he too was put to the trial by fire and died in the sight of our father.
Unknown to us father repented when he witnessed this event, though we did observe a change in his behavior.
At Wikipedia Terah’s Family Tree
For some reason dad had arranged for every one of us both, kith and kin and all our herds of cattle and sheep, to leave Ur-Kasdim for a mysterious journey to Canaan. I believe that dad had seen the error of his ways but others say that he was taking us away from the Elamites who seemed bent on extending their territory to Ur-Kasdim.
We got no further than Harran where we set about living our lives as usual, I was 70 when we arrived and was to live there for another 5 years until father died he lived until he was 205 years old.
There was consternation concerning the manner of his burial, my brother and his wife and family along with their bondsmen and women believed that he should receive the burial rites of a son of sin. I believed that through prayer another rite would be suggested by the One God, to whom I prayed and gave worship. G-d revealed to me that the appointed place for burials, in my time, should be in a Cave. I did not prevail, being so out numbered. Terah, our father was buried in a basket woven from plaited twigs in a brick coffin held together with bitumen, with some of his prized possessons by his side.
The Lord then said to me, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
So we departed , as the Lord had told me; and Lot went with him. I took my wife Sarai, my nephew Lot, with all the possessions we had accumulated with the people we had acquired in Harran, and set out for the land of Canaan, where we eventually arrived.
To the great tree of Moreh at Shechem
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