Abraham's Journey: Reflections on the Life of the Founding Patriarch
Soloveitchik, Joseph B.
Shatz, David, Joel B. Wolowelsky and Reuven Ziegler, editors
Jersey City, N.J.: Ktav, 2008 pp. xv + 224. $25.00
MeOtzar HoRav Series: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, 9
Description: Abraham’s Journey, the ninth in the series MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, focuses on the life of Avraham Avinu, founding patriarch of the Jewish People. Abraham is not only the first Jew, but also a historical prototype, his experiences and actions foreshadowing critical patterns in the history of his people. In addition, Abraham serves as a spiritual and ethical model to his descendants. He is a teacher, a paragon of kindness, a lonely iconoclast, a master of sacrifice, and a knight of faith. Through careful exegesis of verses, illuminating analyses of character, and insightful readings of classical commentators, the essays in this book seek both the eternal and the contemporary messages of the Abraham story.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology
Review by Ralph K. Hawkins
Citation: Ralph K. Hawkins, review of Joseph B. Soloveitchik; edited by David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler, Abraham's Journey: Reflections on the Life of the Founding Patriarch, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
Review by Dan W. Clanton Jr.
Citation: Dan W. Clanton Jr., review of Joseph B. Soloveitchik; David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky, and Reuven Ziegler, eds., Abraham's Journey: Reflections on the Life of the Founding Patriarch, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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