This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Ancestry and origins of the Semitic religions

God created Adam, and Adam’s line came to Noah, and Noah had a son named Shem. Shem’s line came to Abraham. Abraham had a wife, Sarah, but because Sarah had no son, he took Hagar as a second wife, and she gave birth to a son, Ishmael. Sarah then conceived and bore Isaac, and the outcome of this situation was the Hagar and Ishmael were banished from the tribe. It is to Abraham, through Isaac, that the Jews trace their lineage; it is also to Abraham, but through Ishmael, that Islam traces its lineage. Since both, then, are descendants of Shem, they are both ‘Semitic’ religions, for term ‘Semite’ means simply a descendant of Shem.

According to the Koran, Ishmael eventually settled in what would be called Arabia, and became Muslims. The Hebrews remained in Palestine and were called Jews (‘tribe of Judah’).

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