The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son

The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity

By Jon Douglas Levenson
(Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300065114, 276pp.)

Publication Date: August 1995

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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 two religions.
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