Art, Music & Science

What Kind of Music Did Abraham Listen To?

by Steve Ray on April 6, 2021

UrMusic.jpgOne of our DVDs in the Footprints of God series is entitled “Abraham, Father of Faith & Works.” We filmed the first chapter it in Iraq — in Ur of Chaldees — which is the home of Abraham, just south of Baghdad (Gen 11:28-31).

Thanks to the Biblical Archaeology Society to which I subscribe, we can now listen to music that Abraham listened to. We included this music in our DVD.

Click here to listen to The Music of Ur, a musical duet featuring a lyre and double pipes such as those found at the ancient city of Ur. Click here to learn more about these instruments and the music from that time period.

Enjoy! And you can hear this kind of music on our Footprints of God DVD. We follow Abraham from Iraq (yeah, we really went there to film :-) to Turkey, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

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Jimmy Akin does a marvelous job demonstrating how to deal with arrogant “academic” nonsense. There is the maxim: “If you say things often enough, people assume they are true.” But if you are going to spout tired old slanders against the Catholic Church, you better not do it around Jimmy Akin!

Not only does Jimmy eviscerate this fool of a “Senior Scholar at the John’s Hopkins Unversity Center for Health Security”, but he teaches us how to do it ourselves along the way. A good read!

Getting Science and Religion Wrong (Plus COVID Vaccines)
2021-03-06 10:54:02-05
Jimmy Akin writes: “It isn’t often that I come across an editorial filled with as much factual inaccuracy and misunderstanding as the recent one by Dr. Amesh A. Adalja.This is striking, because he’s a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, and his editorial is on health security.The piece is titled, “No, the New COVID Vaccine Is Not ‘Morally Compromised.’”

What’s wrong with the piece? Let’s look . . .

For the whole, and well-deserved slap down, click here.

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We have a special Advent Pilgrimage to Italy in early December this year AND LIZ IS OUR GUIDE! Take a look at this video to see Liz’s amazing knowledge, passion for the Catholic Faith and eloquence. Enjoy this amazing video. To join our upcoming pilgrimages, visit our page here. We will spend two nights in […]

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On tours and pilgrimages, people often enter a church like it’s a museum or site-seeing destination. “Scratch that off the Bucket List!” Europe has basically lost it’s faith and churches are no longer viewed as sacred places to encounter the presence of God. So, it was refreshing to see this sign outside of a beautiful, historic and […]

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From my friend Dave Palm at Geocentrism Debunked. His website is debunking the belief that the earth lies at the center of the universe which some Catholics have taken a shine to lately. (Maybe the earth is flat too :-) **************************************************** There has been a lot going on at Geocentrism Debunked lately. Most notably I had a live discussion/debate with geocentrist Bob Sungenis on the Non Sequitur […]

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