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Title: Een nieuw oudchristelijk geschrift over het offer van Izaäk
A New Early Christian Poem on the Sacrifice of Isaac
Author(s): VAN DER HORST, Peter , PARMENTIER, Martien F.G.
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 61    Issue: 3   Date: 2000   
Pages: 243-260
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.61.3.565642

Abstract :
In the recently published Papyrus Bodmer 30 one of the six poems (all of them Christian and from the 4th century) deals with the story of Genesis 22. At many places the poem drastically deviates from the biblical text, and the editors of the papyrus are insufficiently aware of the background of these deviations. In this article the authors demonstrate that almost all of them have their background in a centuries long process of both Jewish and Christian reflection on this biblical chapter. It is the very specific ‘Wirkungsgeschichte’ of Gen. 22 that explains most of the poem’s specifics.