In my recent academic article, I share ancient Jewish perspectives (between the years 300 BC and AD 100) on Father Abraham.
Was Abraham an astronomer, scientist, prophet, missionary, or a warrior?
Each later Jewish writer focused on different memories of Abraham to inform the writer’s current circumstances and needs and the writer’s audience’s circumstances and needs.
Some Jewish writers focused on Abraham’s antiquity and cultural superiority as a way to argue against the Jewish writer’s cultured Greek antagonists.
Other Jewish writers focused on Abraham’s faithfulness to God while living in foreign cultures.
Come read how ancient Jews remembered Abraham as a way to inform their own lives.