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Glory and AgonyIsaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative$
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Yael Feldman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759021

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.001.0001

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Sacrifice for Gods and Country: Practice and Theory

(p.11) Introduction
Glory and Agony
Stanford University Press

This introductory chapter begins by reviewing the history of the modern study of human sacrifice. It then considers the claim regarding the erosion of the Bible's status as an absolute moral authority and the Bible's continuing influence on Hebrew culture. This is followed by discussions of the work of Israel's eminent author, A. B. Yehoshua; Israel and the post-biblical tradition; the gender of sacrifice; the complexities involved in the Zionist and Israeli conceptions of national sacrifice; and the meager presence of women's voices in the Israeli debate over national sacrifice. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   human sacrifice, Bible, moral authority, Hebrew culture, Israel, A. B. Yehoshua, national sacrifice

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