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Author Levenson, Jon Douglas.

Title The death and resurrection of the beloved son : the transformation of child sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity / Jon D. Levenson
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages)
Contents pt. I. A Father's Gift. 1. Child Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: Deviation or Norm? 2. YHWH versus Molech. 3. The Sacrifice of the Son as the Imitation of God. 4. El and the Beloved Son. 5. The People Israel as the Son of God. 6. The Sacrifice of the First-Born Son: Eradicated or Transformed? -- pt. II. The Beloved Sons in Genesis. 7. First-Born and Late-Born, Fathers and Mothers. 8. The Loved and the Unloved. 9. Favor and Fratricide. 10. "Let me not look on as the child dies" 11. The Aqedah as Etiology. 12. Isaac Unbound. 13. The Beloved Son as Ruler and Servant -- pt. III. The Beloved Son Between Zion and Golgotha. 14. The Rewritten Aqedah of Jewish Tradition. 15. The Displacement of Isaac and the Birth of the Church. 16. The Revisioning of God in the Image of Abraham
Summary "The near sacrifice and miraculous restoration of a beloved son is a central but largely overlooked theme in both Judaism and Christianity. This book explores how this notion of child sacrifice constitutes an overlooked bond between the two religions."-- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Child sacrifice in the Bible.
Child sacrifice -- Christianity
Child sacrifice -- Judaism
Judaism -- Doctrines.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300157479 (electronic bk.)
9780300157475 (electronic bk.)