Perspectives on Our Father Abraham: Essays in Honor of Marvin R. Wilson

Perspectives on Our Father Abraham: Essays in Honor of Marvin R. Wilson

by Steven A. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080286953X

ISBN-13: 9780802869531

Pub. Date: 09/18/2012

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Marvin R. Wilson has devoted much of his life to bringing Jews and Christians into dialogue with one another. His seminal text, Our Father Abraham — perhaps more than any other book — has clearly shown a generation of Christians the Jewish roots of their faith.

Perspectives on Our Father Abraham is a collection of thoughtful articles

Overview

Marvin R. Wilson has devoted much of his life to bringing Jews and Christians into dialogue with one another. His seminal text, Our Father Abraham — perhaps more than any other book — has clearly shown a generation of Christians the Jewish roots of their faith.

Perspectives on Our Father Abraham is a collection of thoughtful articles honoring Marv Wilson on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. Nineteen Jewish and Christian scholars — friends of his and experts in their own fields — here offer various studies related to the patriarch Abraham. Readers will profit from these engaging, even groundbreaking, studies of Abraham both in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and in other ancient and contemporary traditions.

More than simply a Festschrift, this book encompasses a uniquely broad range of traditions having to do with Abraham. It also succeeds in the task that Wilson has always encouraged — bringing Jews and Christians together in fruitful dialogue.

Contributors:
William B. Barcley
Rebecca Gates Brinton
R. Judson Carlberg
Roy E. Ciampa
Gordon D. Fee
Roger J. Green
Ted Hildebrandt
Steven A. Hunt
David Klatzker
JoAnn G. Magnuson
David Mathewson
John N. Oswalt
Elaine Phillips
A. James Rudin
Mark L. Sargent
H. G. M. Williamson
Lauren F. Winner
Edwin M. Yamauchi
David J. Zucker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802869531
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 3.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword R. Judson Carlberg....................viii
Acknowledgments....................x
Contributors....................xii
The Life and Legacy of Marvin R. Wilson Roger J. Green....................1
Abraham and Archaeology: Anachronisms or Adaptations? Edwin M. Yamauchi....................15
Abraham's Experience of Yahweh: An Argument for the Historicity of the Patriarchal Narrative John N. Oswalt....................33
A Song of Our Father Abraham: Psalm 105 Ted Hildebrandt....................44
Abraham in Exile H. G. M. Williamson....................68
And the Word Became Flesh—Again? Jesus and Abraham in John 8:31-59 Steven A. Hunt....................81
"The Tomb That Abraham Had Purchased" (Acts 7:16) Elaine Phillips....................110
Who Are Abraham's True Children? The Role of Abraham in Pauline Argumentation Gordon D. Fee....................126
The Law and the Promise: God's Covenant with Abraham in Pauline Perspective William B. Barcley....................138
Abraham and Empire in Galatians Roy E. Ciampa....................153
Abraham, the Father of Many Nations in the Book of Revelation David Mathewson....................169
"They Are Loved on Account of the Patriarchs": Zekhut Avot and the Covenant with Abraham Elaine Phillips....................187
Sarah: The View of the Classical Rabbis David J. Zucker....................221
"Go to the Root of Your Own Life": Some Contemporary Jewish Readings of the Abraham Saga David Klatzker....................253
Elizabeth Boush's "Sacrifice of Isaac": An Eighteenth-Century Object Lesson for Today's Church Lauren F. Winner....................273
Our Brother Abraham: The "Sacrifice" in Films by Tarkovsky and Majidi Mark L. Sargent....................290
Evangelicals and Jews: The Unfinished Agenda Rabbi A. James Rudin....................311
Following Abraham into the Twenty-first Century: Building Christian-Jewish Relations Today JoAnn G. Magnuson....................323
"The Other Woman": A Collaborative Jewish-Christian Study of Hagar David J. Zucker and Rebecca Gates Brinton....................339

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