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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:11 PM   #1

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Hello all,

I hope that although my reputation is small if any it will avoid me being labeled as asking for homework help.

I just would like you're opinion on something.

I'm a history major and I have an essay to write on the following:

"Where did Abraham get the idea of one god names Yahweh? Even though the cultures surrounding were based on polytheism"

I just wanted to see if anyone had any interesting ideas.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:46 PM   #2

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I do not take for granted that Abraham was a historical figure, or if he was, that he did or believed any of the things which the Israelites wrote down about him a thousand years after the fact. He may be the same person as Brahma to the Hindus, in which case he was far from monotheistic.

http://iworld.proweblog.com/blog/arc...005/08/26/145/

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:31 PM   #3

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These two links will bring you to the Catholic and the Jewish scoop on Abraham.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01051a.htm

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/vi...search=abraham
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:36 PM   #4

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These two links will bring you to the Catholic and the Jewish scoop on Abraham.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01051a.htm

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/vi...search=abraham

Thank you both of you very interesting/valuable research
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:55 PM   #5

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You are welcome. Maybe when you're through with your assignment you'll share your conclusions with us.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #6

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You are welcome. Maybe when you're through with your assignment you'll share your conclusions with us.
I will give you the final product later tonight.

Thanks again for you're help.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #7

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The night was long and weary.... ?
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