Fortress Press

Interpreting Abraham: Journeys to Moriah

Interpreting Abraham

Journeys to Moriah

Bradley Beach (Editor), Matthew Powell (Editor)


The text presents a collection of essays that reflect upon the narrative of God’s command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac in Genesis 22. It explores various readings of Abraham and the Akedah story throughout history, including traditional, modern, and postmodern readings, as well as through Jewish, Christian, and Islamic lenses.
The book demonstrates the diversity of interpretations, and the dramatic impact of the story on the Western intellectual tradition.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800699581
  • eBook ISBN 9781451452372
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 224
  • Publication Date February 1, 2014