First, Egyptian Travel
The Jewish “Bible” said that God put Palestinum to Abrans and its descendants, but the Bible recorded the story recorded in Abram. . However, this is obviously very bad about the later Jews. If you can leave Gods promise, what is the sacredness of this land? So Joseph is emphasized in “Jewish History” Branda left Canaan just hiding the famine, once he fought, he immediately returned to the promise.
The author of the Bible and the author of “Jewish History”, Joseph, who is sitting in the window of a new desk, recalling their ancestors, and the lifestyle of the nomad is obviously unfamiliar. Abram is not wanting to read the Wanli Road, nor is it a typical lifestyle of a herds, a typical lifestyle of the past. The nomads need the lush water grass to nurture the livestock, always stay in a place to graze is very unwise, so the land is far from the importance of the nomads. It is not as important as farming residents. The Jews of the later generation hopes that their ancestors will also fight for the land of Canaan like them, I am afraid that Abram is disappointed with his children. Not only this, when the story of the earliest ancestors of the Hebrew, there have been many plots that make the Jews of the later generations cant understand, but we can find that those incredible stories are just a nomadic Living habits and the customs of people at the time.
Abrams nomadic identity is very clear, but his is not Xiao Zi, do not know
Second, selling his wife, Quan?
Abram The first stop is Egypt, and the land of Nile is of course water and crane. At this time, Abram made a strange move. He discussed his wife Salai. It was necessary to call Salai as his sister. The reason was beautiful, in case the Egypt saw Salai, If you have killed him for the sake of the sister, the Egyptians will take him well. Sure enough, I was in Egypt, and I gave it to Shalai and rewarded Abram.
This story reads more strange! If the Egyptian is really colorful, will it be because Salai is Abrahs sister? And the Egyptian here is not likeIt is a resident living in a great country, but it is like a robber like a group of murderers. And the Bible has repeatedly recognized the piety and integrity of Abram, but such a ridiculous Abram, is this not equivalent to selling my wife to Egypt?
This story makes many people embarrassed Joseph is shamed to give the ancestors, but it does not tell this story, but describes this journey as a cultural trip, how to come to Egypt, church Egyptian geometry and astronomy, so old I am very happy to reward the Abram. Compared with the posters of these for the respect, the Narration of the Bible is too realistic.
Abraham let his wife Salai have been loaded into their own sister
Third, the explanation of archaeological literature
After thousands of years, people may correctly interpret this strange story. The archaeologist didnt discover a lot of mud books in the Ruins of Akad Ancient Country and Mitani Kingdom in the two river basins, which recorded a large number of peoples legal and living customs, including Nuzis most famous. Among the Nouz literature recorded such a custom, the wife who did not have blood-related relationship asked his sister, and the wifes status can be improved, and the wife will be protected by her husbands family, and the harm to his wife will be considered. The husband will have an obligation to have a revenge.
If this story in the Bible tells this like this, one is that one of the explanations is purely that the whole event is a misunderstanding because of the customs of the other party. Obviously, the wife is a sister to protect his wife. This is the tradition of the two river basins. It is not the tradition of Egypt. Abram called the wife as a sister. About the tradition brought from his hometown, but Egyptian law did not understand this tradition, so I married Abrams wife, not Abrams active sales wife. Nuzi City in the northeast of Iraq, its unearthed literature proves the custom of “pleasure for my sister”
Fourth, it is difficult to wash the crime
But this story There is still a place where it is not available. For example, the Egyptians at the time were so brutal. When I saw someone elses wife, I had to grab my wife? In fact, the traveler is really possible to encounter danger on the road, AbramThis is implied in Palestines special pick-up road. In Egypt, this danger is afraid that this danger is not so big due to the unified Dynasty. At that time, the Egyptians built the city wall from the Sina peninsula in Egypt, and strictly prevented the lawless elements. For the nomads who came to Egypt, they were approved by the relevant departments to decide whether they put them into. The current Egyptians still retain a pair of murals, and the painting is a scene of a flash hometown entering Egypt. Egypt is really a robber country, who dares to go to this country to avoid refuge?
Egyptian murals, border officials in reviewing immigrants
So people think that this story says It is the fact that Abrams selling wife, the Bible has not been a respect for this story. There is no active wife in Abram. We dont know, even there is a misunderstanding between this, but he certainly did not take the initiative to clarify the misunderstanding, and there is no action to prevent the old action. In short, Abram is impossible to do it.
The Pharaoh is also gave Abrans
The collection of this thing is that the law is curse because of the wife of others. His post has to have infertility. I wake up to Salai is Abrams wife, so I will also return Salai to Abram, and I have driven them out of Egypt. Some people are omitial, this is clear that Abram is wrong, why should I punish the old, in fact, this is the story written by Hebrew, they can admit that the ancestors have done these unreliable things already Very good. This story obviously has the image of the Loss of Abra, but at least the Hebrews who tell this story is uncomfortable. Compared to those of many national legend, the great brilliant, the right ancestors, this is more realistic.
“Non-wife to be a girl” listened to ridiculous, but also a kind of good wifes status in the ancient two river basin, thinking about it is today, dont many people take my wife? Even so, the sin of Abram is unclear, because he did not take the initiative to explain this custom to the law, but will be happy to enjoy the reward of the old age. After all, the “Bible” is a scriptual, since the only perfect existence is God, then anyone is totally imperfect, so there is no need to avoid the ancestors.This does not avoid the ancestors of the ancestors, but can retain more customs of real retention.