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Bibil Identifier bibil:134413
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Abraham Visits Ishmael: A Revisit
Author Bakhos, Carol
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 38, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 553-580 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Previous studies of the story of Abraham's visit to Ishmael in Pirqe de Rabbi Eliezer (PRE) focus on its relationship to Islamic versions and read it either as polemical or apologetic. It is also assumed that either the author of PRE reworked an Islamic version of the story, or that the story is of Jewish origin. Such readings, however, are based largely on notions of Ishmael's character in the story that overlook other references to Ishmael and the Ishmaelites in PRE. This article thus examines the story in light of all references to Ishmael and the Ishmaelites in PRE.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer (PRE)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ishmael
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Abraham
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