Hebron: Segregated Abrahamic Traditions

In the southern part of the West Bank, this Palestinian city, surrounded by Jewish settlers and military occupation, is known for being the traditional burial place for Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah (known as “the Cave of the Patriarchs,” “the Cave of Machpelah” or “The Sanctuary of Abraham”).   A 12th century-saladin  mosque is built on top of the site where this burial place is.  Hebron  is venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.
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