Isaac

The Passive Patriarch

By Shaul Bar

Isaac

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  • ISBN: 9781532694196
  • Pages: 172
  • Publication Date: 1/9/2020
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Web Price: $17.60
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Isaac

The Passive Patriarch

By Shaul Bar

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  • ISBN: 9781532694196
  • Pages: 172
  • Publication Date: 1/9/2020
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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About-

Throughout his life, Isaac remained a passive tent dweller. He did not go to find a wife; his servant brought a wife to him. He did not go to war; and when conflict arose, he withdrew. In the story of his binding, he was passive, and it appears as though he was bound forever on the altar. Isaac was dominated by his father Abraham, his wife Rebecca, Abimelech king of Gerar, and his sons Jacob and Esau. For most of his life, he is led by others, and his actions are reactions to the developing situations. He appears to have little personality and is better known as the son of his father Abraham, or the father of his sons Jacob and Esau.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Bar brings Isaac to life as he presents us with a careful reading of the Isaac traditions, drawing not only from the biblical text, but also the post-biblical midrashic literature. This book is well-balanced, and it sensibly incorporates the latest scholarship while addressing the general reader. If you love the Bible and its complicated characters, you’ll appreciate this comprehensive work.”

—Rami Arav, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Shaul Bar

Bio(s)-

Shaul Bar, Chair of Excellence, Judaic Studies, University of Memphis, is the author of A Letter That Has Not Been Read: Dreams in the Hebrew Bible (2001); I Deal Death and Give Life (2010); God’s First King: The Story of Saul (2013); Daily Life of the Patriarchs (2014); A Nation Is Born: The Jacob Story (2016); and The Samson Story: Love, Seduction, Betrayal, Violence, Riddles, Myth (2018).


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