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, Marvin R. Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802862527

ISBN-13: 9780802862525

Pub. Date: 04/27/2010

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Perspectives on Our Father Abraham is a collection of thoughtful articles honoring Marv Wilson — author of the seminal text Our Father Abraham — on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. Nineteen Jewish and Christian scholars here offer various studies related to the patriarch Abraham. Readers will profit from these engaging, even groundbreaking,

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Perspectives on Our Father Abraham is a collection of thoughtful articles honoring Marv Wilson — author of the seminal text Our Father Abraham — on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. Nineteen Jewish and Christian scholars 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. This book encompasses a uniquely broad range of traditions having to do with Abraham and brings Jews and Christians together in fruitful dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802862525
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(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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