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Title: The Sacrifice of Isaac in Qumran Literature
Author(s): FITZMYER, Joseph A.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 83    Issue: 2   Date: 2002   
Pages: 211-229
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.83.2.3200304

Abstract :
Gen 22,1-19 the account of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac, is discussed first in its Hebrew and Old Greek form; then as it was developed in the Book of Jubilees 17,15-18,16, and especially in the form of Pseudo-Jubilees, as it is preserved in 4Q225 2 i and ii (4QPs-Juba 2 i 7-14, 2 ii 1-14), in order to ascertain how much of the development of the account can be traced to pre-Christian Palestinian Jewish tradition prior to the New Testament. Finally, building on such evidence, the article traces the development in other texts of the first Christian century and in the later targumic and rabbinic tradition about the Aqedah.

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