Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

A Note on Transliteration from Hebrew 

Abbreviations 

Introduction • Who Was (and Is) Abraham?

Chapter One • Call and Commission

Chapter Two • Frustrations and Fulfillments

Chapter Three • The Test

Chapter Four • The Rediscovery of God

Chapter Five • Torah or Gospel?

Chapter Six • One Abraham or Three?

Notes

Index of Primary Sources

Index of Modern Authors

Suggested Reading

Jake in the Box

Jake in the Box

Curt Leviant

The patriarch Jacob was the father of twelve tribes and (eventually) fêted by Pharaoh. But, as Yair Zakovitch shows, the Bible does not portray a happy man.

Double Lifers

Double Lifers

Michal Leibowitz

In 2006, a blogger known as Baal Habos posted about a former rebbe who had once compared heretical media to “a hole in the head.” By then he had become a “ba’al ha-bos” (roughly, a family man), with a position in the community he wasn’t comfortable giving up, he had acquired plenty of holes in his head and wanted to discuss them—anonymously.

Yiddish Heroism, Hebrew Tears

Yiddish Heroism, Hebrew Tears

Dara Horn

For Avraham Sutzkever, life and work were not even slightly separate, since his was a life not merely shaped by poetry in a metaphorical sense but literally saved by it, when a poem of his produced an airplane.