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Remembering Abraham

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195177961
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195177967.003.0002
 Remembering Abraham

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The figure of Abraham played an important role in Israelite culture: as the apex of the tribal genealogy, as a religious and cultural founder, and as a moral exemplar. This chapter examines these functions of Abraham in biblical memory, and how the figure of Abraham is sometimes mobilized to advocate differing social and religious claims.

Keywords: Abraham; genealogy; tribes

Chapter.  5431 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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