Flashcards in Lecture #6 Deck (4)
What is some evidence that the reason Abraham could do what he did was NOT due to a lack of love?
Genesis 22:2 - "your son...your only son...whom you love..."
It was God's judgment that Abraham indeed loves his son, Isaac.
What is some evidence that the reason Abraham could do what he did was NOT due to residual paganism and human sacrifice?
1.) Human sacrifice is severely condemned in the Bible (cf. Lev 18:21; Deut 12:31; 18:10)
2.) In ancient world, almost exclusively practiced with newborns or infants (none over 6)
3.) Everywhere else it is prompted by national calamity or dire emergencies
4.) If point is to polemicize against human sacrifice, this text would have been dangerous since it could be taken as an authorization
What does "Moriah" mean?
"The place where Yahweh will provide/see to it."
M - place where
Iah - Yah(weh)
Ori - will provide/see to it