Here is a brief summary of what I have uncovered about Abraham's people after 30+ years of research on the book of Genesis.
Abraham is the pivotal figure of the book of Genesis. What does Genesis reveal about this Patriarch?
- Some of his ancestors were Kushites linked to the rulers of Egypt.
- Some of his ancestors lived in the region of Lake Chad (in Bor'No - Land of Noah)
- One of his ancestors was Nimrod who has been identified as the Kushite ruler Sargon the Great.
- Terah, Abraham's father, controlled a vast territory along the Euphrates River between Haran and Ur.
- Some of his ancestors were ruler-priests who were devotees of Horus who was called "son of God."
- His mother and father were Horites and patrilineal cousins.
- Rulers among his people had two wives in separate households on a north-south axis.
- One wife was a half-sister (as was Sarah to Abraham) and the other wife was a patrilineal cousin or niece (as was Keturah to Abraham).
- The cousin/niece bride named her first-born son after her father because that son ascended to the thorne of his maternal grandfather. So Joktan, Keturah's firstborn son was heir to her father's throne.
- The firstborn son of the sister wife ascended to the throne of his biological father. So Isaac was Abraham's heir.
- The Horite ruler-priests strictly adhered to this unique pattern marriage and ascendency pattern.
- Other sons were sent away to establish territories of their own. This feature drove Kushite expansion.
- This Horite pattern of marriage and ascendency can be traced from Genesis 4 to the New Testament.
- Ruler-priests among Abraham's people controlled strategic water systems.
- The lines of Cain and Seth intermarried according to this unique pattern.
- The lines of Ham and Shem intermarried according to the same pattern.
- The lines of Abraham and Nahor intermarried according to the same pattern.
- The lines of Sheba and Joktan intermarried according to the same pattern.
Related reading: The Afro-Asiatic Dominion; Who Were the Horites?; Who Were the Kushites?