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An Exploration of the Origins of Ancient Semetic Peoples and their Sacred Sites

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  • Patriarch Isaac / יצחק אבינו (c.-1950 - c.-1770)
    Genesis 21:1-6 Born and named. Genesis 25:19-29 Married with children. Wikipedia: * Isaac & יצחק . 2nd Patriarch of the Jewish Nation. The 9th Prophet of Islam (see ...
  • Ishmael . (-1966 - -1829)
    Genesis 16:1-16 - The story of his birth. Genesis 17:1-27 - G-d blesses Abraham and commands him to circumcise. Ishmael is circumcised at the age of 13. Genesis 21:1-21 - Ishmael and Hagar sent awa...
  • Shem . (-2202 - -1602)
    Genesis 5:32 Genesis 9:18-29 respectfully covers his drunk father, Noah, with his brother Japheth. Genesis 10:21-31 lists his descendants, the Semitic races, named for him (Shem = Sem). Genesis 1...
  • Patriarch Abraham / אברהם אבינו (-1812 - -1637)
    Genesis 11:26-32 Birth of Abram. Genesis 16:15-16 Birth of son Ishmael. Genesis 21:1-5 Birth of son Isaac. Genesis 21:1-4 Marriage to Keturah and birth of her 6 sons. Wikipedia: Abraham , ...

'Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis', R. Graves and R. Patai

p.13 “…Abraham, the Aramaean patriarch who entered Palestine with the Hyksos hordes early in the second millenium B.C….”

p.13 “Jacob’s twelve ‘sons’… seem to have been once independent tribes which banded together to form the Israelite amphictyony or federation. Their local gods and populations were not necessarily of Arameaen race, though ruled by an Arameaen priesthood. Only Joseph can be identified, in part, with a historical character.”