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Interpreting Abraham: Journeys to Moriah
Beach, Bradley and Matthew Powell, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014 pp. xiv + 233. $49.00



Description: The text presents a collection of essays that reflect upon the narrative of Godís command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac in Genesis 22. It explores various readings of Abraham and the Akedah story throughout history, including traditional, modern, and postmodern readings, as well as through Jewish, Christian, and Islamic lenses. The book demonstrates the diversity of interpretations, and the dramatic impact of the story on the Western intellectual tradition.

Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Early Christian Literature, Other Literature, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Quran

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Review by Simon Lasair
Published 6/5/2015
Citation: Simon Lasair, review of Bradley Beach and Matthew Powell, eds., Interpreting Abraham: Journeys to Moriah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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