[b-hebrew] daughters jacob never spoke of
JAMES CHRISTIAN READ
JCR128 at student.apu.ac.uk
Thu Jun 22 12:01:19 EDT 2006
Abraham merited being one of our avos (forefathers). His 2 most
famous character traits were that of a man of FAITH and
charity/chesed. Hashem subjected him to 10 tests of faith, he passed
all of them. This abduction of Sarah by Avimelech was one of these
tests. He therefore was not a coward.
JCR: If Abraham was one of your fathers wouldn't that
make you one of his daughters?
Also, I think I agree with you that the word 'coward'
was a poor choice of word as Abraham had already shown
great courage in leaving the security of his family
to go and reside amongst foreigners who might decide
to kill him at any moment.
However, one observation I would like to make is that
I don't need any oral torah to reach this conclusion
as the information given in the actual torah is more
Personally, I find it quite enlightening to listen to
your testimonies of what the oral torah has to say
because I don't have a copy and have never had the
chance to read it. However, I do have to agree with the
sentiments expressed by Peter that it would be a little
unreasonably if someone were to expect the list members
to accept the oral torah as Yah's word especially where
there are apparent contradictions with the testimony of
the real torah.
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