Binding of Isaac : a Religious Model of Disobedience.

Traditional interpretations in both Judaism and Christianity argue that the "Akedah" presents not only an ethical question but also an ethical reply. But for the intervention of the angel, Abraham would have killed his son. Obedience to God take precedence over morality as humanly conceive...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Boehm, Omri
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007.
Series:Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies.
Subjects:
Online Access:Click for online access
Description
Summary:Traditional interpretations in both Judaism and Christianity argue that the "Akedah" presents not only an ethical question but also an ethical reply. But for the intervention of the angel, Abraham would have killed his son. Obedience to God take precedence over morality as humanly conceived. Yet, the angel of YHWH that appears to Abraham is a later addition to the text; thus, in the original narrative Abraham actually disobeys the divine command to slay his son, and sacrifices a ram instead. The first part of the book shows how the version of the narrative did not contain the angelic.
Physical Description:1 online resource (160 pages)
ISBN:9780567586414
0567586413
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.