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By Frances Worthington

In Abraham: One God, 3 other halves, 5 Religions, writer Frances Worthington explores the 3 wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and strains their lineage to 5 diversified religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi religion, and the Bahai religion. analyzing the scripture and traditions of those 5 "Abrahamic" faiths, this advanced tale additionally attracts seriously from a wealthy number of ancient assets that offer a desirable backdrop. The narrative follows the lifetime of Abraham from his delivery, via his marriages and the delivery of his teenagers, and his repeated exiles. It additionally presents nice perception into the lives of the founders of the 5 Abrahamic Faiths—Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Baha'u'llah—and illustrates how their lives replicate that of Abraham. the ultimate chapters reflect on genetics and the unfold of universal DNA via diversified populations around the world and the non secular ancestry uniting us all. the mix of...

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In the process of translating and comparing some of the most recently excavated tablets, archaeologists have discovered that the reigns of many Mesopotamian kings are described in exactly the same way that the age of Noah is described: The kings are reported as having ruled for a far longer time than they actually did. No exact ratio has been determined, but it looks as though the higher the number, the more beloved or influential the ruler. Extending the reigns of some kings and omitting others was also a convenient way of summarizing history while retaining continuity.

This book doesn’t represent the opinion of every Bahá’í, and it’s not an official statement. It’s just what I see when I squint my eyes and gaze into the past. In writing from a Bahá’í viewpoint, I build on three basic assumptions: Abraham was a Messenger of God Who lived about four thousand years ago and established the concept of monotheism. Each of the five religions alluded to in the title of the book—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Bábí Faith, and the Bahá’í Faith—is an important and legitimate chapter in the overarching book of divine knowledge.

Over the course of four thousand years, His descendants, born of three different women, would give rise to several religions and cause Abraham’s name to be revered throughout the world. Creating an exact timeframe for the events of Abraham’s life would be a wonderful thing, but His date of birth remains elusive. For the purposes of this book, a date of roughly 2000 BC will suffice, though there are legitimate arguments for setting it as early as 2158 BC or as late as the year that is honored by Jewish tradition: 1812 BC.

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