“Where I’ve been this September”


Where have I been?

     My old computer died. It’s taken me all month to get a new computer and get it up and running. I am posting a collage and essay for the September’s tale of “Abraham and Sarah”. It covers the Big Picture of the story. I wanted to add a bit of research I did when working with the story. 

     The word Semitic refers to a large language family of Middle Eastern origin. Hebrew/Canaanite/Phoenician/Carthaginan languages are included as Semite languages among others. The word Semite means a member of any of various ancient and modern Semite speaking people originating in the Near East. Abraham was a Semite.

     Mesopotamia (between the two rivers) The area between the Tigris and Euphrates river systems. Iraq of today and Northeastern section of Syria and a much lesser extent Southeastern Turkey, Southwestern Iran and Kuwait. Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization in the west. Bronze age Mesopotamia included Sumer and Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian Empires.

     The Rivers … The Tigris and Euphrates rivers originate in the Mountains of Armenia and in the extreme south they unite and empty into the Persian Gulf.

     The earliest written language was Sumerian. The oldest text came from the Temple dedicated to the Goddess Inanna at Urak.

      These are just a few of the interesting facts I found and wanted to share.

     I want to thank Christine for doing a fabulous job with September’s story. I loved reading what she had to say about her Collages and the negative and positive aspects of the story.

     For the month of October we will be exploring Baba Yaga the Russian Witch stories. I’m running way behind schedule and hope to get back on program soon.

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