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Serious Warning To Apocryphal Bible Readers It Kills Account Of Man's Origins

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Whose Land by, Dr. James Parks...orate the historic fact: What may have been the origin of Abraham's prculiar religion has been suggested by Sir Leonard Wolley, the discoverer of Ur, the city whence Abraham probably came. He points out that, in leaving Abraham inevitably left behind the [civic deities,] whose jurisdiction did not extend beyond the area controlled by their worshippers. But just at this period the worship of a family, or private, tutelary deity had become common among the inhabitants of Ur, and this family god would accompany its worshippers, even though they left the city. In the absence of the other territorially limited, though more important deities, this one faithful guardian came to be regarded by Abraham and his people as the only god for them to worship. {The idea fell far short of conscious monotheism, of the belief that there is only one God of the whole universe, and it was many centuries before the descendants of Abraham reach so lofty a conception. But it contained the germ of the idea, and preserved the Hebrews from following the normal habit of nomads and adopting in each locality the gods whom that locality worshipped.

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