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

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