Descendents of Ismael
"Descendents of Ismael

   This painting is a depiction of the desolate, barren wilderness of Sinai. This unique geographical location has been in historical prominence since the most ancient times. Israel's national character was molded here. Here the Commandments that have become the foundation of the Jewish faith were given. From the dawn of civilization, Sinai was the link between the two continents of Asia and Africa and was also the link between the two great empires of the past: Egypt in Africa and Assyria-Babylon in Asia.

   Inhabiting this land are numerous true Bedouin tribes that are said to be, through tradition, the pure stock descendants of Ishmael and through Ishmael to Ham, a son of biblical Noah. These desert dwellers are, then, descendants of Ham, the 'Father of Canaan' who is regarded as the ancestor of the peoples of the land from Phoenicia through W. Palestine into Africa and W Arabia.

36" X 36" Acrylic on Canvas Painting

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