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Abraham and his sons Ishmael and Isaac
September 28, 2010
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This is an attempt at dialogue concerning the Old Testament telling of 'the child of the bondwoman' and 'the child of the freewoman'; as orangetom is apt to post. As a brief background: Ishmael is the child of bondwoman(Hagar) and Isaac is the child of freewoman(Sarah). Both being sons of Abraham; Ishmael is generally thought of being the line of Arabs-Muslims and Isaac thought of being the line of Israel-Jews.

The reason I bring it up is 4 weeks ago there was an incident that happened at the Discovery channel headquarters in Maryland.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/01/ma ... -building/

Another poor, confused soul, James Jay Lee, was gunned down by police after a brief hostage standoff. As the hostages escaped without harm; it would have been just that
BUT
I happened to be watching Fox News at the time and Bret Baier broke in with an update of the situation. I could have swore he said this guy spent alot of time online reading the 'tablet of Ishmael'. The story at Fox News website, however, says he was inspired by the novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I.....ael_(novel)

I could have mis-heard or even projecting a bit and the newsroom could have gotten it wrong and corrected later, but 'tablet of Ishmael' is quite a ways from 'the novel Ishmael' and my hearing is pretty good. I DK and not important...

Here is further background of the lines of Ishmael and Isaac and some insight into the ongoing conflict in that part of the world.

http://www.gotquestions.org/Je.....Arabs.html

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