Song of the Ibaru

Song of the Ibaru : Song of Avram

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Judith has drawn on a wealth of material accumulated by many other people, some of which has existed for centuries, indeed millennia - sometimes hidden in dark corners, sometimes suppressed, but there for people to see if they want to. Her major source was the Genesis section of the first five books of the Jewish history, known as the Torah or Tanakh, with the Christian Old Testament being its equivalent. But there are clouds dimming the lights of Genesis, seeming contradictions in its multitude of words and gaps and distortions of timeframes. Many strands have been found and used here. The weaving process has been intricate, starting with an obvious premise - Avram ... Avra'him ... Abraham ... Ibrahim ... was an historical figure and he was not Jewish. Jews did not yet exist as a race, they evolved much later. Their origins rest in the lands of Mesopotamia, with the people of ancient Sumer and Akkad. That Abraham existed as a real person, and not some fabled hero, is made credible by his revered status as The Patriarch of three major world-religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The memory of Abraham has been carried through the millennia, nurtured and preserved by millions. His stories, as outlined in the Torah, the Old Testament and the Koran are full of human detail, stories both big and small, stories that we can accept as being very human indeed. (the late) Sir Kenneth Trezise OBE, full-time ministerial advisor to former PNG Prime Minister Sir Julius Chanshow more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.8mm | 512.56g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508521115
  • 9781508521112