Wow, that’d be tough to kill your own kid, even for You.
I guess You always have a good reason when You ask us to do something. Only a fool would think they were smarter and wiser than You, like Satan did (Is 14:12-24) or like the Catholics and democrats do.
“And Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulcher, but that thou mayest bury thy dead” (Gen 23:1-6).
Abraham purchased Machpelah, and the field and trees around it. He bought it to bury Sarah, and other family members.
Abraham was well known, they called him a mighty price.
Today, a Mahomdan sanctuary covers the cave and is enclosed by a quadrangular building that’s 200 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 56 feet high.
Pilasters divide the walls that are five feet apart and two and a half feet wide. The walls are made of stone, the smallest being 38 feet long and must date back to the times of King David or King Solomon.
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, Jacob, and maybe Joseph are all buried there.
Today, the Muslims rule it and won’t allow any Christian or Jew in.
Who exactly was Abraham is unknown. It’s known, as the Bible even says, that he was born in Ur and it was a powerful, wealthy, and sophisticated city.
Not a place where Nomads hung out and lived in tents. Cyrus Godon, a scholar of New East culture and a leading expert on ancient languages, after studying textural materials discovered at 1 Ras Shamara in Syria, came with the conclusion that Abraham was a powerful patriarch, as well as a merchant prince.
Due to the findings noted above and other tablets found it’s obvious that Abraham was educated.
Found on these tablets were: mathematical tables and problems; grammar exercises; lists of names of trees, animals, stones, minerals, villages, and cities; literary compositions, proverbs, fables, and essays, to name a few.
It’s known what the pupils studied, but the professor’s lectures are lost. Yet, women didn’t learn how to read or write.
There’s no evidence that they were involved in education at all.
1 In 1928, Brahim, a Syrian farmer, while plowing his field struck a slab of stone and found out that what he had hit was a huge underground vault that contained vases, jugs, tablets, gold, silver, and pieces of ivory.