Issues in or with Genesis 22: An overview of exegetical issues related to one of the most problematic biblical chapters

The understanding of the Akedah (Genesis 22) has since its very inception been contentious. The psychologically disturbing and theologically challenging account renders a series of exegetical and interpretative problems. Often methodology serves to hinder a fuller perception of the elements and aspe...

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Published in:Verbum et ecclesia
Main Author: Lombaard, Christo 1966-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2013
In:Verbum et ecclesia
Year: 2013, Volume: 34, Issue: 2, Pages: 5
Further subjects:B Exegetical methodology
B Genesis 22
B Akedah
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Summary:The understanding of the Akedah (Genesis 22) has since its very inception been contentious. The psychologically disturbing and theologically challenging account renders a series of exegetical and interpretative problems. Often methodology serves to hinder a fuller perception of the elements and aspects of the text, examples of which are given here relating to the opening phrase to the chapter, the choice of literary or historical placement implied by the exegete’s choices on the opening phrase, the treatment of verses 15 to 18 (and, hence, verse 1) and the treatment of the morality (ethics and philosophy) involved with this text.
ISSN:2074-7705
Contains:Enthalten in: Verbum et ecclesia
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.4102/ve.v34i2.814