Abraham: A Less‐than‐Perfect Choice

That’s exactly what I don’t like about so many Bible stories—they’re unfair.” The Friend who made this comment has a finely tuned moral sense and the story was more than he could abide. Abraham (still called Abram at this point) gets away with lying about his wife, but when Pharaoh adds her to his harem because he thinks she’s unmarried, Abraham’s God Yahweh inflicts plagues on the Egyptians. What kind of God punishes Pharoah’s unintended mistake, but looks the other way in the face of Abraham’s conscious lying and deceit? The Friend was right; the story🔒

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Anthony Prete is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

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