Abraham Called By God


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A remarkable commentary on the life of Abraham from the Book of Genesis, Abraham Called by God presents Abraham as a genuine man, fallen but called by God. Like him, readers are admonished to learn the lessons of faith through trial, testing, and failure, in order to enter into the promises and blessings of God.

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Author by Witness Lee
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780736303590

Sandals


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In thirty-one provocative and evocative poems Jim Rapp traces the intertwined lives of the ancient Hebrew patriarch, Abraham, his half-sister wife, Sarah, and his concubine, Hagar. Using a combination of imaginary and Biblical scenes the poems trace a romance that begins with the birth of Sarai (Sarah) and ends with the death of Abraham. The poems take seriously the faith of Abram/Abraham as he follows the calling of Yahweh God into a land he is promised as the inheritance of his offspring but which he will never - with the exception of a burial plot - possess. Conflict informs the themes for many of the poems; conflict between Abram and Sarai as they wait for the fulfillment of Yahweh's promise of an inheritor-son; conflict between Sarai and Hagar as Hagar seems to move into the position of favored wife; conflict between Ishmael and Isaac as they are thrust into a competition with implications that continue to ripple though the Middle East today; conflict between Yahweh and all of the characters in the story as they attempt to navigate the tangled relationships recorded in the pages of Genesis. The story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, filled with the pathos of human frailty, illustrates the never ending struggle of all humanity to faithfully walk in the paths their feet are given to trod. Every reader is likely to see his or her own sandal-prints alongside those in the ancient sands of Canaan.

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Author by James Rapp
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ISBN Number 0982850727

Lectures On The History Of Abraham And Jacob


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Author by Henry Blunt
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ISBN Number UOM:39015030651726

Abraham


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"As Alan Dershowitz sees it, the Hebrew Bible's two great examples of advocacy on behalf of problematic defendants--Abraham trying to convince God not to destroy the people of Sodom, and Moses trying to convince God not to destroy the golden-calf-worshipping Children of Israel--established the template for Jewish lawyers for the next four thousand years. Whether because throughout history Jews have found themselves unjustly accused of crimes ranging from deicide to ritual child murder to treason or because the biblical exhortations regarding "justice, justice, shall you pursue" have been implanted in the Jewish psyche, Jewish lawyers have been at the forefront of the battles against tyranny, in advocating for those denied due process, in negotiating for just and equitable solutions to complex legal problems, and in the efforts to ensure a fair trial for anyone accused of a crime. In this survey of Jewish lawyers throughout history, Dershowitz profiles Jewish lawyers both wellknown and unheralded, admired and excoriated, victorious and defeated--and, of course, gives us some glimpses into the gungho practice of law Dershowitz-style. Louis Brandeis, Theodor Herzl, Judah Benjamin, Max

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Author by Alan M. Dershowitz
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780805242935

Abraham


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A critical reassessment of the story of Abrahams chosen family and its impact on three faiths

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Author by Terence E. Fretheim
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ISBN Number 1570036942

Children Of Abraham


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This groundbreaking book, developed with a grant from the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee, is a stepping stone to dialogue. Descended from a common ancestor, Jews and Muslims share a special relationship and practice religions that exhibit remarkable moral and theological resemblance. But most Muslims know little about Judaism. In his volume, Rabbi Firestone presents Judaism with a Muslim sensibility in mind, and thus establishes unprecedented intimacy between Jewish and Muslim consciousness and worldviews. His work is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive introduction to Judaism with a special emphasis on issues of particular concern to Muslims. A publication of the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee.

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Author by Reuven Firestone
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ISBN Number 0881257206

Abraham On Trial


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Abraham on Trial questions the foundations of faith that have made a virtue out of the willingness to sacrifice a child. Through his desire to obey God at all costs, even if it meant sacrificing his son, Abraham became the definitive model of faith for the major world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In this bold look at the legacy of this biblical and qur'anic story, Carol Delaney explores how the sacrifice rather than the protection of children became the focus of faith, to the point where the abuse and betrayal of children has today become widespread and sometimes institutionalized. Her strikingly original analysis also offers a new perspective on what unites and divides the peoples of the sibling religions derived from Abraham and, implicitly, a way to overcome the increasing violence among them. Delaney critically examines evidence from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations, from archaeology and Freudian theory, as well as a recent trial in which a father sacrificed his child in obedience to God's voice, and shows how the meaning of Abraham's story is bound up with a specific notion of fatherhood. The preeminence of the father (which is part of the meaning of the name Abraham) comes from the still operative theory of procreation in which men transmit life by means of their "seed," an image that encapsulates the generative, creative power that symbolically allies men with God. The communities of faith argue interminably about who is the true seed of Abraham, who can claim the patrimony, but until now, no one has asked what is this seed. Kinship and origin myths, the cultural construction of fatherhood and motherhood, suspicions of actual child sacrifices in ancient times, and a revisiting of Freud's Oedipus complex all contribute to Delaney's remarkably rich discussion. She shows how the story of Abraham legitimates a hierarchical structure of authority, a specific form of family, definitions of gender, and the value of obedience that have become the bedrock of society. The question she leaves us with is whether we should perpetuate this story and the lessons it teaches.

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Author by Carol Delaney
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0691070504

Our Father Abraham


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This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle.

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Author by Marvin R. Wilson
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ISBN Number 0802804233

Abraham


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The exciting story of Abraham, the father of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, is told in fascinating detail. True-to-life conversations make the story come alive for middle school kids, and information boxes for more advanced readers delve into ancient culture. Part of the Family Bible Story series

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Author by Ruth Redding Brand
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
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ISBN Number 0828018561

The God Of Abraham Isaac Jacob


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Author by Watchman Nee
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780870839320