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  • Deborah Hurn

    June 29, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Ah well that’s too bad, Ken. Which chronology are you citing? Urkesh as a location still offers better logical and etymological sense than Ur in Sumeria which would make the migration to Canaan very far indeed. I presume the traditions as written down in Classical times still stand with their story of persecution for Terah’s family for taking a stance against idolatry. It seems monotheism by the 9th generation after Noah was exceedingly rare if not extinct. Abraham in his lifetime found spiritual fellowship only with Melchizedek in Salem (Gen 14:17-20). All the rest, Egyptians, Philistines, Hittites, Canaanites, were probably pagans.