There is statistically a good chance you think of Abraham as a mythical figure. There is also a good chance you believe his story was passed down orally and that his chronology (as well as the rest of the Bible) is all out of whack!
If this description fits you, congratulations, you are a critical thinker! However, you probably also wonder how I could possibly change your mind in 20 minutes…
Of course, there is always the more tenuous possibility that you believe Abraham did walk this earth and made a Covenant with God. In this case, your faith must be pretty strong because the evidence is against you!
Whatever your beliefs are, I trust that, after watching this short video, you will never think of Abraham in the same way.
I start by briefly explaining how I got pulled into this inquiry. I then review the main presuppositions that have brought scholars to conclude Abraham must be a mythical figure before showing how, by adopting the perspective of a secular covenant, the very same facts can be used to support the idea he could have been a historical figure instead. I also briefly explain how the story can be precisely dated to the Bronze Age and why I believe it must have been passed down as written text.
Those interested in getting down to the nitty-gritty details or in challenging the perspective of a secular covenant are invited to get a copy of the book on Amazon.
Please do the world a favor and re-share this with others! This perspective deserves to be seriously investigated if we are to ever achieve inter-religious peace.