The last trial: on the legends and lore of the command to Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice, The akedah
An eminent Jewish scholar examines the total body of texts, legends, and traditions referring to the Binding of Isaac, and provides the paradigm for showing how legend and history interact, how the past may be made comprehensible by present events, and the present may be understood as a renewal of revelation.
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Index of Biblical References
Index of MidrashicJalmudic Sages
Abra Adonai-yireh Akedah story altar Amoraim ancient atonement bar Isaac behold benediction Berakot Bereshit Rabbati biblical blessed blood of Isaac's born bound Buber burnt offering Christian commanded commentary dead death Eliezer Exod Father Abraham Genesis Ginzberg ha-Akedah Habermann haggadah haggadic hand heaven Hebrew Holy horns ibid idiom interpretation Isaac's Akedah Isaac's ashes Israel Jacob Jerusalem Jewish Jews Johanan Judah Judaism king knife legend Lord Mann Me-Aggadot Mekilta Midrash Aggadah ministering angels Mishnah Mount Moriah pagan Patriarchs perhaps Pesikta Kahana poem prayer Rabbi Rashi recited Resh Lakish Resurrection righteous Rosh ha-Shanah sacrifice sacrificed sake Satan Saul Lieberman Scripture Sefer Shabbat Shibbole shofar Simeon slain slaughter slay sons soul sources Spiegel talmudic Sages Tanhuma Tannaite Targum Jonathan Thee tion Torah Tosefta verse Wa-Yera words Yalkut Yose Zebahim