Abraham was a Kurd:
The following sample is from an article about the two texts in the Bible that mention where Abraham came from. One, Ur of the Chaldeans, the other Haran. It is important to understand that the Chaldeans didn’t arrive to the area around Ur till the 5th century B.C. so this couldn’t be what the Bible author was talking about. This article mentions that later writers added as a footnote, Chaldeans. So they indicate that Ur-fa was probably more correct as Abraham definitely left for Canaan from Haran and when he sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac of his relatives, they all lived in and around Haran.
I certainly don’t contest the two sources, in fact, there were at least four, if not more. But possibly I can shed a little light on the Ur vs Haran conflict.
“Ur” was simply a Sumerian word meaning, “City” – there was in fact a major city in southern Mesopotamia named Ur, and it is generally assumed that this is the city to which the Bible has reference. However it is lesser known that there is a small town in southern Turkey, which would have been near the uppermost limit of northern Mesopotamia, named “Ur-fa,” located only 20 miles from Haran, which still, to this day, celebrates itself as being the birthplace of Abraham.
Those in northern Mesopotamia would have been far more likely to have worshiped Amurru, the Amurrite god, aka, “El Shaddai,” than those of lower, more southern Mesopotamia.
This area known as Ur-fa, is on the border of Turkey and western area of Iraq Kurdistan region. These legends are many times proved right though the archeologists don’t see it until Eureka! Some artifact is found to prove the old legend. For example, the Hittite capitol was discovered about 12 years ago. Within the ruins was a tablet that is like the Rosetta stone found in Egypt with Egyptian hieroglyphics and Greek writing which revealed all the hieroglyphics writing secrets. The same in Anatolia, where a stone was found, revealed the Hittite writing and revealed what it was saying. By the way, Hittite and Kurd are almost the same language. Interesting in that the Hittite kingdom was about 5000 years ago.
In the story of Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah Genesis
24 Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way.2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.”
5 The servant asked him, “What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?”
6 “Make sure that you do not take my son back there,” Abraham said. 7 “The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring[a] I will give this land’—he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there. 8 If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.” 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.
10 Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim (today northern Syria/Kurdistan/Turkey, all Kurdish areas)[b] and made his way to the town of Nahor (Haran, Kurdish town). 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”
18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels (10 camels, very hard work as camels drink a lot of water, it showed the woman had a servant’s heart). 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka[c] and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.[ Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?”(Notice, he gave the ring and bracelets to the woman by faith, as he didn’t know whose family she was from, only that she had been an answer to his prayer that she was the first woman to come out with a water jug and offered him a drink along with his camels.)
24 She answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor.” 25 And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.”
26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, 27 saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”
28 The young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring. 30 As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring.31 “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”
32 So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet. 33 Then food was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.”
“Then tell us,” Laban said.
34 So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant. 35 The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys. 36 My master’s wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns. 37 And my master made me swear an oath, and said, ‘You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live, 38 but go to my father’s family and to my own clan (The Kurds), and get a wife for my son.’
I think, for me, the evidence is clear that Abraham was a Kurd. From the evidence of the DNA samples drawn In 2001, a team of Israeli, German, and Indian scientists discovered that the majority of Jews around the world are closely related to the Kurdish people. In short, the CMH is a genetic marker from the northern Middle East which is not unique to Jews. However, its existence among many Kurds and Armenians, as well as some Italians and Hungarians, would seem to support the overall contention that Kurds and Armenians are the close relatives of modern Jews and that the majority of today’s Jews have paternal ancestry from the northeastern Mediterranean region (Haran), (Kurds are the Closest Relatives of Jews, Brook, Kevin Alan).