The Bedouins -
He shall be a wild ass of man, his hand against every man´s hand and every man´s hand against him.
The word Bedouin (badui/badawi/pl. badu/badw) is derived from the Arabic term for the nomadic life (badawa). Its root is b-
It is said that the Bedouin way of life did not change from archaic times to the 19th and even early 20th century. As Glubb claimed, a key moment for his learning process was the realization that the Old Testament contained an accurate description of Bedouin life in Genesis 18. According to Glubb, the story of Abraham offering hospitality to the strangers could have been repeated amongst the desert people with whom he lived between 1924 and 1925. Many of today´s Bedouin names were already known in the age of ancient Greek and Byzantium. We have descriptions of their customs and mentality before the appearance of Islam in the 6th century. The striking resemblance between the Arab nomads of the pre-
“Bedouin ways were hard even for those brought up to them, and for strangers terrible: a death in life” (T.E. Lawrence). “The first and most striking characteristic of desert life was its hardship. Its poverty and the desperate struggle needed to keep alive -
Besides the true nomads, there were a number of tribes, called arab as-
There are three parts of the pillar „Bedouins“ in the book BEDOUIN HERITAGE. To continue click on the following links: