Abraham, Mesopotamian Patriarch

I am thoroughly enjoying Jared Diamond‘s The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional Societies?, as I enjoyed Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. On page 229, in the context of a discussion of why young people allow the elderly to exercise power in the form of control of property, Abraham ﷺ is described as a Hebrew patriarch.

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Islam’s first university, Harran, Turkey by Efe Arat on Flickr.