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3 Types of History
Pre-History- symbol stories
Oral History- folk stories
Recorded History- eyewitness stories
Abraham's First Encounter
leave your present surroundings, listen for further instructions
Abraham's Second Encounter
covenant pledge, land and heirs
covenant rite, - Animals- if you break the deal, you will be cut in half like the animals
- Trance- shows that God is present
- Torch- a sign that God agrees
Abraham's Third Encounter
name change, Abram to Abraham
circumcision is a physical sign of the covenant
circumcision party
performs circumcision
5 Pillars
1) Pilgrimage to Mecca
2) Fast during Ramadan
3) Prayer 5 times daily
4) Giving to the poor
5) Creed: "There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet."
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Double the inheritance, Head of the family