Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac

Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac

by Edward Kessler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521835429

ISBN-13: 9780521835428

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

One of the most well-known stories in the Bible is the account of how Abraham's faith in God was demonstrated by a willingness to sacrifice his long-awaited son at God's command. This story has been a source of fascination for Jews and Christians over many centuries, and Edward Kessler offers an engrossing account of their interpretations. Explaining that neither the

Overview

One of the most well-known stories in the Bible is the account of how Abraham's faith in God was demonstrated by a willingness to sacrifice his long-awaited son at God's command. This story has been a source of fascination for Jews and Christians over many centuries, and Edward Kessler offers an engrossing account of their interpretations. Explaining that neither the story nor its interpretations can be understood independently, this book makes a valuable contribution to biblical studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835428
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Verses 1-2: God tests Abraham; 2. Verse 3: the response; 3. Verses 4-5: the servants and the three day journey; 4. Verses 6-8: Abraham and Isaac's journey to Moriah; 5. Verses 9-12: Abraham and Isaac on Moriah; 6. Verses 13-14: the sacrifice of the ram; 7. The artistic exegetical encounter; Conclusion.

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