Flanigan, Patricia Mae “Patsy”

Patricia Mae Flanigan “Patsy”

From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Intermediate and Junior High Yearbook:
Patricia Mae Flanigan contributed this writing to the Yearbook:

THE EARLY HEBREWS

The early Hebrews were wandering shepherds in the Arabian desert. Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, tells of many Hebrew leaders. The first of these was Abraham. He drove his flocks from the Ur of the Chaldees which was a city near the mouth of the Euphrates River to the land of Canaan which was south of Phonicia. There he found pastures for his large flocks and herds.

Among Abraham’s descendants were Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph one of the twelve brothers who was taken by merchants into Egypt and sold there as a slave. Because he was able to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams, he was given a position of great honor next to the king himself.

The early Hebrews left a remarkable heritage to the world. They were not lovers of art and beauty like the Egyptians nor lovers of science like the Babylonians. They did not invent ways of doing things. Their gift was another kind. The Hebrews were the first people to teach of One God, who was just and kind and who required justice and kindness of all men.

Patsy Mae Flanigan
Grade 6A