Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

The Lives of Abraham: Seeing Abraham through the Eyes of Second-Temple Jews

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
5/31/2019
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
28 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
2nd Temple Judaism, Abraham, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, Interpretation, lds, Memory, Mormonism

Abstract: During the Second-Temple Period, Jews remembered and reimagined the story of Abraham to address their own immediate historical and cultural concerns. By exploring these reimaginations, we learn more about the faith and interests of later Jews who looked to their forefather for inspiration and guidance on how to live in a world of change, opportunity, and challenge. Second Temple Jewish writers included in this article are Artapanus, the author of Jubilees; Pseudo-Eupolemus, the author of Genesis Apocryphon; Philo, and Josephus. Abraham was resurrected in these texts, but with the body and soul of the later author, Josephus; these authors live on in the guise of Abraham.

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