RELS 108 Lecture 7: Week 3: Judaism (Lectures 7-9)

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Blossomed in a predominantly polytheistic culture of varying ethnicities and. In an area often called the levant and/or fertile crescent territories. God called a wondering shepherd, abram, a distant descendant of noah from the. God and abram from a covenant from which judaism is built. Abraham: father is exalted , first patriarch, father of the jewish nation. Historians place abraham somewhere in the era of 2000 to 1600 bce. The story of the man who discovered god. Abraham was a babylonian shepherd and herdsman from the fertile crescent. His story is recounted in genesis, where he is first known as abram, along with his wife sarai (sarah) Sons: isaac (next jewish patriarch) and ismael (muslim patriarch: ismael: mother-hagar, father-abraham, isaac: mother-sarrai (sarah), father-abraham. Hagar and ismael were sent out by abraham (wife"s orders) ends up in saudi arabia and becomes a muslim patriarch (by the prophet- Free will to live righteously and obey god, or disobey.

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