Abraham in the Old Testament and Early Judaism

By John Eifion Morgan-Wynne

Abraham in the Old Testament and Early Judaism

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  • Pages: 290
  • Publication Date: 4/23/2020
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By John Eifion Morgan-Wynne

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  • ISBN: 9781532693021
  • Pages: 290
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In this book, John Morgan-Wynne carefully examines the pivotal figure of Abraham in the Old Testament and Early Judaism. Our earliest literary evidence concerning Abraham is the stream of tradition known as J, the so-called Yahwist source (ca tenth century BCE), and also the Elohist stream of tradition (ninth to eighth century, or perhaps earlier). The subsequent eclipse of the Abrahamic tradition in the south is probably accounted for by the stress on the Davidic monarchy. However, Abraham’s profile begins to rise again during and after the Babylonian exile when Jewish theologians had to come to terms with the traumatic events of the fall of the northern and southern kingdoms. He is frequently discussed in many non-canonical, early Jewish writings as he became a figure of identification, a pre-eminently righteous man, and an example to imitate, as Jews came to terms with being a subject people and with persecution.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The person of Abraham—the ‘Father of the Faithful’—not only dominates the interpretation of faith in both Old and New Testaments of the Christian Bible, but also in a great range of other early Jewish literature. Here John Morgan-Wynne presents an indispensable guide to this literature explaining its message and meaning. I recommend it without reservation.”

—Ronald E. Clements, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies, King’s College, University of London

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John Eifion Morgan-Wynne

Bio(s)-

John Morgan-Wynne was NT Tutor at Regent’s Park College Oxford (1964–87) and Principal of Bristol Baptist College (1987–93). He is author of Holy Spirit and Christian Experience in Christian Literature ca 90–200AD, The Cross in the Johannnine Writings, and Paul’s Pisidian Antioch Speech.

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