akedah


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akedah

(əˈkaɪdɑː)
n
the Biblical story known as the Binding of Isaac, Genesis 22:1-24
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And it is the Akedah which demonstrates that this enlightened monotheism does contain within itself the power to penetrate the recesses of the heart and to speak to and inspire all people.
In the Bible, the major tale involving sacrifice of a child by a father is the Akedah. However, the Lord's command to Abraham is rescinded, and Isaac is spared (Gen.
In portraying the Jewish victims of 1096 as pure and chaste in doing the commandments of God and in death-exacting themes from the Bible and rabbinic literature, namely, Abraham and the Akedah, Daniel in the den, Hannah and her seven children, Rabbi Akiba and his associates, the narrators eclipse biblical monotheism ("choose life") and revise rabbinic law ("be killed and kill not").
In his poem "The Real Hero of the Sacrifice of Isaac," Amichai, contrary to the numerous traditional and modern interpretations of the Akedah, argues that the real hero of Genesis 22 is the ram.
The Noah motif notwithstanding, Malamud's clear concern is the story of the 'akedah, the Hebrew term for the "binding" of Isaac as recorded in Genesis, chapter 22.
Joseph Bekhor Shor, Nahmanides, Gersonides, Abravanel, the author of the Akedah [R.
Sarah is invoked for her distress at not knowing what happened to Isaac at the Akedah. Other tehines call on the merit of Rachel and Hannah and Miriam:
(15.) That laughter, however, shall soon appear hollow, since before too long God will appear to betray the Divine promise by initiating the Akedah. God will come to Abraham and say, 'Take your son ...
(14) The first instance of the quintessence of self-effacement and its ultimate expression in martyrdom is described in the episode of the Akedah [the binding of Isaac] recorded in Genesis 22:1-19.
When Rembrandt depicted the Akedah in his painting "The Sacrifice of Abraham," he froze the moment in time when the angel appeared.
18:1-10, that God often commanded by prophecy, but revoked the command by the word of an angel, although the Midrash claims that Abraham rejected the angelic order to GENESIS 22:1-19 RECOUNTS THE STORY OF the binding of Isaac, known as the Akedah. The traditional interpretation is that God tested, nisah (Gen.
Are there traces of the Akedah (Abraham's binding and near sacrifice of his son Isaac) here?