Arabs in the Shadow of Israel: The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line
Kregel Academic - 367 من الصفحات
A thoughtful and well-documented call to rethink the role of Arabs in the plan of God. Western Christianity's long-standing support of Israel has, perhaps unintentionally, nurtured a prejudice against Arab people--the descendants of Abraham's first son, Ishmael. Author Tony Maalouf contends that this bias differs dramatically from the biblical portrayal of Ishmael and the nations that have sprung from him.
With meticulous research and theological astuteness, Maalouf surfaces the positive portrayal of the Arab people in ancient and prophetic history, clearly showing that the Israeli-Arab conflict is a recent development in history. By bringing to light the nature of relationships that have prevailed among the Jews and Arabs throughout history, Maalouf strives to change the thinking of Bible believers to a more accurate understanding of this crucial contemporary issue. He traces the Abrahamic heritage of the Arab people and majors on the positive Arab-Israeli relationships in biblical history. The descendants of Ishmael have an important role in the sovereign plan of God--right up to the final moments of history. Provides a challenge to Christianity's interpretation of current events Outlines a thoroughly biblical view of the Arab people Meticulously researched and accessibly written Author is a Christian Arab with substantial theological training
... highlighting the first six verses of Genesis 16 , which are crucial to any correct understanding of the Ishmael narrative . Yet , before attempting to study the text itself we cannot avoid dealing with some preliminary issues .
However , as early as Genesis 11:30 , the plot of the Abraham narrative is set with the declaration of Sarah's barrenness . This problem hindering the fulfillment of the seed promise leaves the door wide open for expectations of ...
As for the meaning behind the name " Hagar , " speculations beyond the fact that it is a mere proper name are not needed for understanding the plot of the narrative.26 After a long silence since the beginning of the Abraham narrative ...
The second explanation accounts for the promise of multiplication of seed given to Hagar later in the narrative ( Gen. 16 : 9 ) . It is a fact that God not only designs the history of salvation , but also shapes the history of nations .
4 ) When Sarah took her maid and gave her to Abraham , the focus of the narrative shifted to Hagar ( v . 3b ) . As a result of this move , the social status of Hagar changed to that of a wife . Formerly she was Sarah's maid ; now she ...
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