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Torah-observant Abraham?

There’s a surprising comment in Genesis 26, in which the LORD assures Isaac that he will bless him, “Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments (mitzvot), my statutes (chuqot), and my laws (torot)” (26:5). This … Continue reading

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Abrahamic David

According to its inscription, Psalm 72 is in praise of Solomon, for his mercy, piety, and might. Towards the end, the psalmist exclaims, “May men bless themselves (יִתְבָּרְכוּ) by him, all nations (גֹּויִם) call him blessed!” (Ps 72:17, RSV) This has … Continue reading

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Abrahamic Promise

In the Benedictus, Zechariah joyfully recalls “the oath which [the LORD] sware to our father Abraham” (Lk 1:73). What is this oath? Readers of the NT who spend a lot of time with Paul will immediately think of “the promise, … Continue reading

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The Faith of Abraham

“Per quanto paradossale possa sembrare, la fede di Abramo é, per Agostino, una fede cristologica. Attraverso formulazioni che si rincorrono retoricamente e che si intersecano l’una nell’altra, Agostino sembra dire che la fede di Abramo é gia fede nel Cristo venturo” (Agostino, … Continue reading

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