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By Itzhak Benyamini

In this booklet Itzhak Benyamini provides an alternate interpreting of Genesis, a detailed textual research from the tale of production to the binding of Isaac. This interpreting deals the potential of a tender relation to God, now not one characterised by way of worry and awe. the quantity offers Don-Abraham-Quixote now not as a perpetual knight of religion yet as a crafty believer within the face of God's calls for of him. Benyamini reads Genesis with no making concessions to God, asking approximately Him earlier than He examines the center of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the opposite knights of religion (if they're particularly that). during this method, the observation on Genesis turns into a platform for a brand new kind of severe theology. via this unconventional rereading of the regular biblical textual content, the booklet makes an attempt to extract a special ethic, person who demanding situations the Kierkegaardian call for of blind religion in an all-knowing ethical God and gives in its stead another, daily ethic. The ethic that Benyamini uncovers is characterised by way of kin continuity and culture meant to make sure that very axis—familial permanence and resilience within the face of the difficult and capricious legislation of God and the standard hardships of life. 

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