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The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson (ND Christianity & Judaism Anitqui)

Kaminsky, Joel S.

Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268020434 / ISBN 13: 9780268020439
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Title: The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election ...

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

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Editor(s): Anderson, Gary A.; Kaminsky, Joel S. Series: Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity. Num Pages: 408 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: HRCG; HRJS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 158 x 236 x 24. Weight in Grams: 674. . 2013. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780268020439

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Synopsis: The topic of the election of Israel is one of the most controversial and difficult subjects in the entire Bible. Modern readers wonder why God would favour one specific people and why Israel in particular was chosen. One of the most important and theologically incisive voices on this topic has been that of Jon D. Levenson. His careful, wide-ranging scholarship on the Hebrew Bible and its theological reuse in later Judaic and Christian sources has influenced a generation of Jewish and Christian thinkers.

This focused volume seeks to bring to a wide audience the ongoing rich theological dialogue on the election of Israel. Writing from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the authors-Jews, Catholics, and Protestants-contribute thought-provoking essays spanning fields including the Hebrew Bible, apocryphal and pseudepigraphic literature, New Testament, rabbinics, the history of Christian exegesis, and modern theology. The resulting book not only engages the lifelong work of Jon D. Levenson but also sheds new light on a topic of great import to Judaism and Christianity and to the ongoing dialogue between these faith traditions.

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