Well, this week's episode started out as a short look at Genesis 22 and the Binding of Isaac, known in Jewish tradition as the "Akedah" ("binding", from Genesis 22:9). It kind of grew legs, though, and it turns out to be an incredible passage to talk about some really important stuff when it comes to biblical narrative and interpretation.

Transcript coming soon!

There's so much to deal with: child sacrifice in scripture, responsible Bible reading and self-aware interpretation, and the Christian development of the Jewish traditions of scripture reading and interpretation. We even dive into the NT to see what happens to the Akedah there.

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Sarna, Nahum M.(1989). Genesis, The JPS Torah Commentary. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.
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Genesis 22, Deuteronomy 18, 2 Kings 21, 2 Chronicles 33, Jeremiah 7, Hebrews 11, Matthew 12, Hosea 11, JPSTORAHGE