Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Akeda: history of interpretation

DR. DEVORAH SCHOENFELD: Akedah: How Jews and Christians Explained Abraham’s Faith (
God promised Abraham that Isaac would be his heir, yet God asked Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. What did Abraham believe that allowed him to reconcile this divine contradiction?
A nice overview of the pre-critical history of interpretation of one of the most theologically difficult passages in the Bible.

A couple of past PaleoJudaica posts on the Aqedah are here and here.

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