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By Joseph Blenkinsopp

In this discursive remark Joseph Blenkinsopp explores the tale of Abraham -- iconic ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- as instructed in Genesis 11-25. offered in non-stop dialogue instead of in verse-by-verse shape, Blenkinsopp’s statement makes a speciality of the literary and theological artistry of the narrative as a whole.

Blenkinsopp discussses quite a number concerns raised within the Abraham saga, together with affirmation of God’s offers, Isaac’s sacrifice and the loss of life of Jesus, and Abraham’s different liked son, Ishmael. every one bankruptcy has a piece known as “Filling within the Gaps,” which probes a number of the tremendous quantity of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic observation that the elemental Genesis textual content has generated in the course of the ages.

In an epilogue Blenkinsopp appears at Abraham in early Christianity and expresses his personal perspectives, as a Christian, on Abraham. Readers of Blenkinsopp’s Abraham: the tale of a Life would definitely come away with a deeper, richer figuring out of this seminal historical figure.

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