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Genesis – Abraham, Faith, and Eternal Life

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  • Abraham and eternal life in Second Temple Literature (3:12)
  • How Abraham is typically understood in modern Christian tradition (4:48)
  • How Abraham is interpreted in light of the larger apocalyptic narrative – 4 Ezra 3; Apoc. Abr. 22:3-5 (5:43)
  • Abraham and the future restoration of Jerusalem – 2 Baruch 4; Hebrews 11 (10:42)
  • Abraham, the age to come, and the coming judgment: the “bright waters” of Jewish eschatology – 2 Baruch 57 (15:17)
  • The apostles’ understanding of Abraham – Romans 4, 15; Acts 7 (16:34)
  • Faith and the binding of Isaac – Genesis 22; Judith 8; 1 Maccabees 2 (24:26)