By Edward Kessler
Some of the most recognized tales within the Bible is the account of the way Abraham's religion in God used to be tested by means of a willingness to sacrifice his long-awaited son at God's command. This tale has been a resource of fascination for Jews and Christians over many centuries, and Edward Kessler bargains an engrossing account in their interpretations. Explaining that neither the tale nor its interpretations may be understood independently, this ebook makes a precious contribution to bible study.
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37 Barnes’ view is supported by Rives who comments that ‘while it is possible that Tertullian was familiar with some of the ideas of the local Jews . . 38 These portraits of Tertullian conflict so much that readers may be forgiven for believing that they are reading about two different historical characters. a common biblical culture The three most common approaches to the examination of Jewish– Christian relations in late antiquity – polemic, proselytism and studies on individual church fathers – fail to provide a scholarly consensus.
12d–13a, Visotzky 1995:61–74. Cf. Gen. Rab. 9. See comments of Kalmin (1996: 288–9). 48 Origen, Epis. ad Africa. 9. Cf. Hayward 1995:17–23; Kamesar 1993:176–91. 22 Introduction tongues . . while those of the circumcision lead you astray by means of the Holy Scriptures, which they pervert if you go to them [my italics]. ’49 It is not by chance that Cyril refers to meetings between ordinary Jews and Christians, which he implies took place on the basis of Scripture and its interpretation. These meetings indicate a closer and more fruitful relationship than may previously have been assumed.
G. Ecc. Rab. 4. Cf. Jas. 13. Jdt. 8:12. ); cf. ); Mk. ). 19 In order to consider this argument, it will be helpful to examine the LXX rendering of ‘your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac’ (Adyjy ta Anb tbha r`a). The first point to notice is that the LXX equates ‘only one’ (dyjy) with ‘beloved’ (gapht»v). 21 Further evidence of an overlap is provided by a number of Greek translations that also use monogenv instead of gapht»v such as Aquila and Symmachus. 11 (and parallels). 2, it is unwise for Daly and others to offer a firm conclusion on such little evidence.