The Akedah or Sacrifice of Isaac
A History of Interpretation
by Dr. Stephen J. Vicchio
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The Akedah or Sacrifice of Isaac is a history of how the Old Testament passage at Genesis 22:1-19, called the Akedah or the Sacrifice of Isaac, has been interpreted over time in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This Study begins with an analysis of human sacrifice in the ancient world, followed by human sacrifice elsewhere in the Bible and a close reading of the Hebrew text of Genesis 22.
The remainder of this study is a careful summary of views on the Akedah over time: in early Judaism; early Christianity; in the Jewish medieval period; in the tradition of Islam; and more modern perspectives including those of Soren Kierkegaard; the Akedah in the Holocaust; and the Akedah in contemporary life.
This study also includes three helpful appendices on classical Hebrew words and phrases; Greek and Latin words and phrases; and other foreign words and phrases.
Before his retirement in 2016, Dr. Stephen J. Vicchio taught for more than forty years at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, and other universities in Britain and the United States. He has authored over two dozen books, as well as essays and plays, mostly about the Bible, philosophy and theology. Among his books since 2000 is his interpretation of the Book of Job; The Antichrist: A History; Biblical Figures in the Islamic Faith; and books about the religions of American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, including Ronald Reagan's Religious Beliefs out now with CrossLink Publishing.
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- Publisher/Imprint Calumet Editions, LLC. / Wisdom Editions
- Publication Date December 2020
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9781950743421 / 195074342X
- Publication Country or regionUnited States
- Primary Price 18.99 USD
- ReadershipProfessional and Scholarly
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleEnglish
- Original Language AuthorsEnglish
- Copyright Year2020
- Page size6 X 0.9 X 9 Inches (6 X 9) inches
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