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Bibil Identifier bibil:223915
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ishmael and Isaac: Parallel, not Conflictual Lives
Author Zucker, David J.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 26, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-11 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Although it is often assumed that there was continuing conflict between Ishmael and Isaac during their lifetimes, (and therefore, continuing conflict between their descendants as well) the text of Genesis refutes this in-terpretation. Instead the biblical text reveals close connections between their lives. These parallel passages include intersections between the boys’ moth-ers, (Hagar and Sarah); the boys’ births, and early days; threats to each of their lives; the strange behaviors of their mutual father Abraham; events at the time of their greatest danger; and finally additional parallels between the lives of Ishmael and Isaac.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2012.704214
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Isaac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ishmael
Pericopes Genesis 16-17
Genesis 21-22
Genesis 24
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