Akedah - Bible As Literature Bible Lecture 10 2/12/10...

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Bible As Literature Bible As Literature Lecture 10 2/12/10
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Administrative Issues Administrative Issues Quiz 2 today! Have on your Scantron Your last name, first initial Your netid RA 1 due on Monday. Monday starts the Jacob cycle Read Gen 25:19-36:43
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The Akedah, The Akedah, The “Binding” of Isaac The “Binding” of Isaac
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Setting the stage Setting the stage “After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’” (22:1-2)
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Some Questions: Some Questions: Is “obedience” owed to God’s command or to God’s law ? Cf. Gen 9:5-6: “For your own lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning: from every animal I will require it and from human beings, each one for the blood of another, I will require a reckoning for human life. Whoever sheds the blood of a human, by a human shall that person’s blood be shed.” How does one recognize a genuine command of God? If God can command anything , in what way is God “moral,” in what way may God be considered “just”? How are we to read Abraham? If he expects God to preserve Isaac, how is this a “sacrifice”?
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Akedah - Bible As Literature Bible Lecture 10 2/12/10...

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