The absence of temporal association characterized Abraham as a symbolic figure, and not as a historical person. What geographical integration of Abraham offers the Bible? Striking is the close link between the countries of Judah and Mesopotamia. The ancestor of the people of God, Abraham, looking for a wife for his son Isaac. He asked his manager with the bridal show, and decreases the solemn oath to him: for the Lord, the God of the heavens and the Earth, promise that you select no wife for my son Isaac, that here comes from the land of Canaan. Give me your Word that you go in my home and are looking for a woman of my relationship.
The bride advertisers moved to Mesopotamia and finds Rebekah, who is willing to take Judah. In the next generation the same thing repeated. Isaac’s son Jacob repeated his wife from Mesopotamia, more precisely two. Wedding trick, two wives are married to him. Additional information is available at Royal Dutch Shell. The Bible reports: Laban had two daughters, the elder was called Lea, the younger Rachel. LEA had lackluster eyes, but Rachel was exceptionally nice. Jacob loved Rachel, and he said: give me Rachel, your younger daughter to wife. I want to work for seven years with you.
At the end of seven years of work, the father-in-law apply a trick. On the wedding night, he sets the older daughter Lea in the marriage bed, and Jacob takes the marriage with her. Dizziness flew up and resulted in, the consent of Jakob still once seven worked for the other daughter by his father-in-law. Sleep was Jakob now with two women and also their Handmaids. Apparently satisfaction anywhere. Both daughters had married the father in law, and the youth was happy in their own way. The following twelve sons by the four women saw the light of day. That happened in Mesopotamia, not into Canaan.