First, there is NO SUCH THING AS A PALESTIANIAN STATE! NOT EVEN AN ORIGIN TO THESE PEOPLE HISTORICALLY!!! Take that Helen Thomas, and Obama! How ignorant we have all become listening to the so-called experts and media !
ALSO…HISTORICAL ERRORS IN KURRAN…So the Arabs (My Bible) in Syria (and look at her now) are true descendents from Ishmael..as I said over and over. (Ishmael being Abrahams “other” son he had with Sarah’s handmaiden (Arab slave)…BUT IT WAS ISAAC GOD GAVE THE PROMISE AND COVENENT TO. Genesis. Remember too Iraq was the center of the earth MESOPOTAMIA AND THE FIRST CIVILIZATION. UR where Abram (later Abraham) was born is in northern Iraq where the Euprates and Tigres connect. Cannan where God moved him after his father died, to “the land of milk and honey”..THAT LAND ALL of it, belongs to the JEW!!!
The Kurran (Mohammed) did not come on the scene with his “dream” until 500 years after Jesus was crucified on the Cross. (Neither did the first Pope.) The FIRST CHURCH was NOT the Catholic church, BUT immediately after Jesus crusifiction, with HIS deciples, who were ALL JEWS…Matthew, Mark, Peter, John, Apostle Paul, James, Timothy…they were JEWS and not Romans…and JESUS WAS A JEW AND RABBI! They traveled, and they met in secret in houses, as many now are doing in China and No. Korea. THE DECIPLES WERE THE FIRST CHURCH, WHO CARRIED ON ALL OF JESUS TEACHING, PREACHING AND HEALING IN THE WORD OF OUR LORD. The FIRST POPE, GREGORY, WAS NOT UNTIL 560 AD!!! (Jesus church was growing and spreading everywhere with all of Paul’s travels to Greece, etc…long before a Catholic church!)
Such misinformation has been out there by Jew and Gentile alike. Many many Jewish lawyers anxious for a day of retribution, have taken and prosecuted a lot of Catholic priests in all the abuse charges in recent years. However, they too have it all wrong. My Lord was not the start of the Catholic church. The Romans were the enemy in Jesus day…for that matter many say the anti-Christ will come out of the Catholic church.
The Canaanites were culturally conquered by the Arameans, adopting their Semitic language and therefore are generally regarded as a Semitic people. They developed in two different areas: the “coastland Canaanites” are best known in history as Phoenicians, the “mountain Canaanites” were assimilated by the Israelites and disappeared as an identifiable people around the 8th century b.c.e. – when the Assyrians took the Hebrews into exile they did not make any difference because the Canaanites were already Israelites. Canaanites were NOT Arabs
(Genesis, when God told Arabram (Abraham) to go to Canaan. ) The Bible is HISTORICALLY CORRECT!
The ancient Egyptians were a Hamitic people and even though they have been in some way involved with the origin of the Ishmaelite Arabs, they remained a distinguishable people that has not been assimilated by the Arab invaders. The Egyptians became Christians in the first centuries c.e., and their genuine descendants are the Copts, who are not Arabs. Even though at present they are a minority in their own homeland, the Arab majority is anyway the result of a foreign invasion performed in the Middle Ages, when the Arabs made of Egypt the outpost for the conquest of Africa.
Arab myths concerning the Patriarchs Historical and archaeologic evidences show that the ancient Arabian peoples did not leave any written testimony of themselves before they received the influence of Assyria, around the 8th-7th century b.c.e., and all what we know about them until then has been recorded by external sources and accounts of eyewitnesses. The peoples of Arabia had no records of their own genealogies, which have been artificially invented in Islamic times as well as the alleged pre-Islamic history without any real knowledge concerning location and period, besides the imaginary character of the events. There are many examples that show the inaccuracy of Islamic traditional concepts, based on hearsay from unreliable sources. Just to mention a couple of them, one is that the qur’an identifies Miryam the sister of Aharon with Miryam the mother of Yeshua as if she was the same person, when actually there are about 1400 years that separate the two Miryams; another is that in sura “al-qasas” (38), Haman is said to be Pharaoh’s vizier, mistaking both time and place, because actually Haman was a minister of the Persian king when there was no longer any Pharaoh in Egypt. The same sura asserts that Pharaoh intended to build a tower, a story based on Josephus’ account about Nimrod (Antiquities, I: 4). There are hundreds of resounding errors like these which are not to be listed here since it is not the intention of this essay to make any process to religious conceptions, but only to present the historical truth.
Concerning the two Arabian forefathers, we can say that Qahtan may be well identified with the Biblical Yoqtan, but Adnan seems to be rather legendary, and as allegedly is only one of Ishmaels’ descendants -not even one of his twelve sons- he cannot be the ancestor of all the Northern Arabians. The geographic distribution of the Ishmaelites indeed leave a vast “empty” space between them and the Yoqtanite peoples, namely, the whole Central Arabia. The southernmost Ishmaelite tribe was Teyma’, whose capital was located about 400 kilometres north from Yathrib (Medinah). Yet, Arab traditions assert that Ishmael was with his father Avraham in Mekka (that is more than 700 kilometres south of Teyma’), a claim that is utterly groundless, without the least hint of possibility to find any historical support. The only existing written record concerning the person of Ishmael is found in the Bible, witnessing that he dwelled in the region of Paran, north of Midyan. This account was written by Mosheh, who spent half of his life in the very land where Ishmael lived and had undoubtedly more accurate information than the Arab writers that invented the tales about Avraham and Ishmael more than 2000 years after Mosheh. The Scriptures as well describe Avraham’s movements in a very accurate way, from his departure from Ur haKashdim to Haran, then to Canaan, his journeys to Egypt and Gherar, his expedition to rescue his nephew, and every place where he sojourned – none of them is in Arabia. He kept attached to his Akkadian family settled in Northern Mesopotamia and not to any allegedly sacred place in Arabia. Having described all Avraham’s movements in detail, would Mosheh not mention a trip involving a distance over 1000 kilometres away from Canaan (and the same length for the way back)? And supposing, for the sake of argument, that Avraham actually travelled to Mekka, if Mosheh ignored such a journey it undoubtedly means that it was completely irrelevant, without any Divine purpose. However, such a trip would have been impossible, because Mekka did not exist in that period. Archaeology reveals that it did not exist before the 5th century c.e. The fact is that the name of Ishmael was unknown in Central Arabia in pre-Islamic times, and the Arabic form Isma’il, beginning with an aleph shows that it passed through the Greek and is not directly derived from the Semitic/Aramaic original name Yishmael, with an initial yod – the change of a consonant/semivowel into a vowel is explained only if a Semitic name has been translated into a western language and then from the western form into another Semitic tongue, which is the case of Hebrew into Greek and then into Arabic. Indeed, there is no mention of Avraham or Ishmael in any ancient Arabian inscription, neither Sabean nor Minean, nor Safaitic, nor Lihyanite, nor Thamudic and not even Nabatean. The Arabs got acquainted with the existence of Avraham and Ishmael only through the Jewish and Christian sources from which Islam drew its own scriptures. Therefore, according to overwhelming historical, archaeologic, scriptural and scientific evidence, neither Avraham nor Ishmael have ever been in Arabia from Midyan southwards.