The Aqedah as ‘template’? Genesis 22 and 1 Kings 17–18

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The story of Abraham’s willingness to give up his beloved son (Gen. 22) is a highly productive text – that is, it has triggered subsequent literary activity and played a significant role in the composition and shaping of other texts. In this essay, I want to first explore the possibility that 1 Kgs 17–18 is yet another text in which an author has alluded to Gen. 22 and then to reflect on the use of Gen. 22 as a source for narratives composed on analogies to it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
JournalJournal for the Study of the Old Testament
Issue number2
Early online date8 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2021


  • Allusion
  • Elijah
  • Aqedah
  • Genesis 22
  • 1 Kings 17–18


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