The commonly held view that Ishmael was the father of the Arab nations is not supported by the Bible, nor by other historical evidence.
After Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, hundreds of thousands of Jews were exiled from their homes in Arab and North African countries. Those who remained suffered heavy persecution. But in Tunisia, a North African country recently democratized during the 2011 Arab Spring, there is now a Jewish minister in the cabinet.
Imagine if we told you that there is a certain area of land in the world where its fertility is dependent upon the people that dwell in that land. Would seem pretty preposterous right? Agriculture doesn’t work like that. Either a land is fertile or it isn’t – it doesn’t depend on which group of… Read more »