Since time is no longer cyclical but one-way and irreversible, personal history is now possible and an individual life can have value. This new value is at first hardly understood; but already in the earliest accounts of Avraham and his family we come upon the carefully composed genealogies of ordinary people, something it would never have occurred to Sumerians to write down, because they accorded no importance to individual memories. For them only impersonal survival, like the kingship, like the harvest, mattered; the individual, the unusual, the singular, the bizarre - persons or events that did not conform to the archetype - could have no meaning. And without the individual, neither time nor history is possible. But the God of Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov - no longer your typical ancient divinity, no longer the archetypal gesturer - is a real personality who has intervened in real history, changing its course and robbing it of predictability.*
They regarded the desolation of the desert as a symbol of purity, an eschatological paradise and a refuge from the corruption of society and culture.
This land - it's not for the Jewish, it's not for the Muslims, it's not for the Christians - it's for everyone. Why can't they live together?
|Melodic Range||Common Keys||Example|
|Above Tonic||D-F||How Deep The Father's Love|
|Below Tonic||Bb-D||Pour My Love On You|
|Tonic Centric||F-Bb||Shine, Jesus, Shine|