Monday, December 04, 2006

I was able to visit an interesting historical/cultural landmark while passing through a place called Al Asad a couple weeks ago. Pictured above is a site called "Abraham's Oasis" which local lore has established as a place visited by Abraham on a trip northward from the ancient city of Ur. This trip is described in the book of Genesis 11:31. Abraham is considered the patriarch of the Jewish people and is greatly respected as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims, making this a site of universal interest. To appreciate the significance of an oasis, you have to recognize the how incredily barren and arid everything else is for mile around this spot. I wasn't able to stop and rest in the palm grove, but it certainly was inviting!


At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Sarah, Amy and Andrea


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