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Josh Oberlander 9/22 Abraham Exegesis Boadt Chapter 7 “It was common for parents to sacrifice their children in an attempt to appease the gods…The story of the Binding of Isaac shows that Yahweh forbade any human sacrifice. … He did not want flesh but instead took animal sacrifices” (Pg 116, Ch 7). I am not truly convinced we can make this admission with any certainty, from a biblical perspective. Consider Genesis 22:2, we face a troubling moral dilemma: kill your only son, whom God has just given him. First it must be understood that we all build “models” of people closest too us, Abraham has an internal God model too (how Abraham views God and what he knows about His character). These models allow us to evaluate certain claims with estimation. If Abraham heard a voice saying “you must sacrifice Isaac” then there are only two significant responses to this request: Either: A) Abraham would have said: “Get away from me demon! My God would never ask such a thing!” Implying that Abraham thinks God’s character is one that
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