Dr. Heard is continuing his education of me concerning the issue of Ishmael and his mocking of Isaac…
The other day, I started a brief series on Genesis 21:9, arguing against a line of interpretation that accuses Abraham’s older son Ishmael of sexually abusing his younger brother, Isaac. Part 1 simply announced the series, explaining why I decided to address this issue and how I would proceed. In this installment, I’ll focus on the Hebrew word צחק (tsachaq) and the nature of euphemism….
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Looks like a great series…
- Did Ishmael molest Isaac? (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- Chris Heard mocks me (thechurchofjesuschrist.us)
- Peter Ochs, Ph.D.: Renewing Abraham’s Children in the New Year and Liberating Them from the Old (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rabbi Sid Schwarz: Genesis 22: Abraham’s “Return” and the Binding of Isaac (huffingtonpost.com)