By Edward Kessler
The most famous tales within the Bible is the account of the way Abraham's religion in God was once confirmed via 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 e-book makes a worthwhile contribution to religious study.
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2. 53 Klijn 1977. 54 Fraade 1985. 55 Lewis 1978. Cohen 1989; Larsson 1999. 57 Horton 1976. Siker (1991) examines interpretation until the end of the second century CE. 59 The exception is that of Larsson 1999, which follows the order of Exodus. Baskin 1983. The exegetical approach 23 Bound by the Bible, however, aims to identify whether an exegetical encounter took place and to consider the consequences. It allows for the fact that, for the most part, it is not possible to demonstrate an actual point of contact between Jews and Christians.
Do Moses’ hands then make or break a war? Rather, this passage is meant to tell you that whenever Israel looked on high and subjugated themselves to their Father in Heaven, they were victorious, and if not, they fell. Similarly you find, Make a seraph figure and mount it on a standard. And if anyone who is bitten looks at it, he shall recover (Num. 8). Does a serpent give life or death? 67 According to Barnabas, And he says again to Moses, when Israel was warred upon by strangers . . the Spirit speaks to the heart of Moses to make a representation of the cross, and of him who should suffer, because, he says, unless they put their trust in him, they shall suffer war forever.
20 Introduction a canonical form recognized by Jews demonstrates a common biblically orientated culture, shared by Jews and Christians. 42 It is also not surprising to learn that in some of the most brutal antiJewish polemic produced by the church fathers during this period – the Adversus Iudaeos sermons of John Chrysostom – there is strong evidence of Christian reverence for the synagogue. Chrysostom attacks his own Christian community in Antioch for their close relationship with the Jewish community.