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Martyr, Victim, Sacrifice, Warrior

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter demonstrates that although the language of the first two aliyot (1882–1918) was dominated by “the myth of heroism and sacrificem,” the figure of the aqedah was not, however, central to ... More


Interlude: The Land of Isaac

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines another tributary through which the modern aqedah was reinvented the second time around—this time by the poets of the Third Aliya (1919–1923), who fashioned the ancient ... More


Binder or Slaughterer? The Rise and Fall of “Abraham”

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Hebrew literature of the 1940s and '50s overturned historical cultural processes that in late antiquity had slowly shifted both the burden and the merit of the aqedah from the biblical Abraham to the ... More


Virgin Martyrs, Then and Now: A Tale of “Dream and Darkness,” 1966

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses how the intertestamental Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, or The Book of Biblical Antiquities, better known as Pseudo-Philo, influenced the young Amos Oz, Israel's most canonical ... More


Sacrificial Victims?: The “Isaac Generation,” 1967–1973

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The escalation of armed conflict even after the 1967 War further crystallized the aqedah as an exclusively male-to-male trope, the Hebrew equivalent of the oedipal rivalry in Freud's modern ... More


Evidence of Sectarian Redaction in the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Masoretic Text

Robert R. Cargill

in Melchizedek, King of Sodom: How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190946968
eISBN:
9780190946999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946968.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter provides the theoretical and methodological foundation for the second central thesis of the book. The chapter systematically explores examples in the HB of growing redactional ... More


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