We all know the story of Akeidat Yitzchak, the Binding of Isaac, but was there also a phantom Akeidah? In this class, we will look at parallels between the stories of Isaac and Ishmael, his half-brother, and use the methodology of chiastic structure to enhance our understanding of these and other stories. We will touch upon not just Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael, but also Jacob and Joseph, and the prophet Elisha and the Shunamite Woman, from the book of Kings. Seeing echoes in Tanach often enhance our understanding of Tanach as a whole; listen to this 10-audio series to learn more.
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