ABRAHAM IN ARABIA?
Hagar in the Wilderness,
Oil on canvas; 71 x 106 1/2 in. (180.3 x 270.5 cm
The whole thrust of our work is to follow the clues wherever they may lead
and sometimes they lead to very strange places indeed.
Here are three clues and I leave it to the reader to try and piece them
Some things to bear in mind.
- Many Indian historians (especially Indian nationalists) have pointed out
that in earlier times the Vedic culture was especially strong in Arabia. We
have already noted that Kadesh Barnea could easily read the Holy City of
Varuna (a Vedic god)
- Although the Bible has Abraham going to Mitzraim which is generally
accepted as being Egypt (until we started to uncover our clues) the Koran
has Ibrahim visiting Arabia.
- The coincidence of the names Abraham and Sarai with Brahma and Sarasvati
is perhaps another clue made even stranger in the fact that there is also a
river in India named Sarasvati with a tributary named after Hagar!!!!!
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to
sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he
said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that
they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy
sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
THE VEDIC LINK
One myth says that Sarasvati was born of the god Brahma who "desiring to
create the world, goes into meditation, whereupon his body divides in two, half
male and half female. Enraptured by his female half, who is Sarasvati, Brahma
desires her, mates with her, and creates the demigod, Manu, who subsequently
creates the world." Another stories claims that Sarasvati came from the god
Krishna, who also "divides himself into male and female, purusha and prakriti ,
spirit and matter. . . his female half takes on five forms or five shaktis,
dynamic powers, one of which is Sarasvati."3
NOTE THE Sister/Wife Theme !!!!!
3. David R. Kinsley,Hindu Goddesses (Berkeley, 1986), p 57-58.
The KORAN Sura ii
[2:124] Recall that Abraham was put to the test by his Lord, through certain
commands, and he fulfilled them. (God) said, "I am appointing you an imam for
the people." He said, "And also my descendants?" He said, "My covenant does not
include the transgressors."
[2:125] We have rendered the shrine (the Ka`aba) a focal point for the
people, and a safe sanctuary. You may use Abraham's shrine as a prayer house. We
commissioned Abraham and Ismail: "You shall purify My house for those who visit,
those who live there, and those who bow and prostrate."
[2:126] Abraham prayed: "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and provide its
people with fruits. Provide for those who believe in GOD and the Last Day."
(God) said, "I will also provide for those who disbelieve. I will let them
enjoy, temporarily, then commit them to the retribution of Hell, and a miserable
Abraham Delivered All the Practices of Submission (Islam)
[2:127] As Abraham raised the foundations of the shrine, together with Ismail
"Our Lord, accept this from us. You are the Hearer, the Omniscient.
Michael S. Sanders
Irvine January 2003
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