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Bibil Identifier bibil:239282
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Abraham
Title (English, ) The Story of a Life
Author Blenkinsopp, Joseph
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20811
Place 221.09
Publishing house William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.
ISBN 978-0-8028-7287-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
240 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this discursive commentary Joseph Blenkinsopp explores the story of Abraham -- iconic ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- as told in Genesis 11–25. Presented in continuous discussion rather than in verse-by-verse form, Blenkinsopp’s commentary focuses on the literary and theological artistry of the narrative as a whole.
Blenkinsopp discussses a range of issues raised in the Abraham saga, including confirmation of God’s promises, Isaac’s sacrifice and the death of Jesus, and Abraham’s other beloved son, Ishmael. Each chapter has a section called “Filling in the Gaps,” which probes some of the vast amount of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic commentary that the basic Genesis text has generated through the ages.
In an epilogue Blenkinsopp looks at Abraham in early Christianity and expresses his own views, as a Christian, on Abraham. Readers of Blenkinsopp’s Abraham: The Story of a Life will surely come away with a deeper, richer understanding of this seminal ancient figure.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
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