Bible and archaeology news
The Book of Genesis describes Abraham’s long journey with his family from Ur of the Chaldees in southern Mesopotamia to their eventual homeland in Canaan (Genesis 12:5). Now, archaeologists and researchers from across the Middle East are attempting to create a 750-mile long hiking trail linking Turkey, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Israel that will allow everyone from tourists to pilgrims to retrace Abraham’s path. While the path’s developers are not attempting to recreate the historical steps of Abraham, they do hope the path will allow tourists to become familiar with the heritage of Abraham and the various landscapes and cultures in which the Abraham myth—the scriptural basis of the world’s three major monotheistic religions—developed.
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