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The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity

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The near-sacrifice and miraculous restoration of a beloved son is a central but largely overlooked theme in both Judaism and Christianity, celebrated in biblical texts on Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Joseph, and Jesus. In this highly original book, Jon D. Levenson explores how this notion of child sacrifice constitutes an overlooked bond between the two religions. Levenson argues that although the practice of child sacrifice was eradicated during the late seventh and sixth centuries B.C.E, the idea of sacrificing the first ...

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The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity
1995, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300065114

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The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity
1993, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300055320

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