The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 1
Acccording to this so-called divine revelation Abraham had two concubines, Jacob had two concubines.
Abraham had two favourite sons, Jacob had two favourite sons.page 44
Abraham leaves the land of his nativity, Jacob leaves the land of his nativity.
Abraham leaves Haran, Jacob leaves Haran.
Abraham removes from Sichem, Jacob goes up from Sichem.
Abraham journeyed southward, Jacob moved southward.
Abraham goes into Egypt, Jacob goes into Egypt.
Jacob marries his cousin, Isaac marries his cousin.
Jacob had two favourite sons, Isaac had two favourite sons.
Jacob blesses his younger son, Isaac blesses his youngest son.
Jacob and Esau were not able to dwell together, Isaac and Abimelech were not able to dwell together.
Sarah is extremely beautiful, Rebecca is extremely beautiful, and Rachel is extremely beautiful.
Sarah is greatly loved by her husband, Rebecca is greatly loved by her husband, Rachel is greatly loved by her husband.
Sarah is barren, Rebecca is barren, Rachel is barren.
Sarah obtains a son in her old age, through the merits and prayers of her husband.
Rebecca obtains a son after twenty years' barrenness, through the merits and prayers of her husband.
Rachael obtains a son, after fourteen years' barrenness, through her own and her husband's prayers.
Sarah, seeing herself childless, said to Abraham—"I pray you go in unto my maid."
Rachel, seeing herself childless, said to Jacob—"Behold! my maid, Bilhah; go in unto her."
Abraham said of his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech reproves Abraham for his duplicity in saying that Sarah was not his wife.
Isaac said of his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech reproves Isaac for his duplicity in saying that Rebecca was not his wife.
"Abraham excuses himself by saying that he feared the men of the place would slay him on account of his wife,—Sarah was at the time an old woman of 90!"
"Isaac excuses himself by saying that he feared the men of the place would slay him on account of his wife,—Rebecca at that time was upwards of 70!" (Foundation of Christianity by G. B. Jackson, A.B.)page 45
The above repetitions might be prolonged ad infinitum:— As the book of Genesis consists of little else than repetitions, more or less modified, of a few primary anecdotes.
But what benefit can it be to me or any one else, to know that Abraham and Isaac told lies about their wives? and the rest of the hard old stories told in this so-called Word of God, about these gentlemen?