Ishmael Instructs Isaac by John Kaltner
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Ishmael Instructs Isaac
By John Kaltner

Ishmael Instructs Isaac

An Introduction to the Qu'ran for Bible Readers

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Ishmael Instructs Isaac by John Kaltner

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Jews, Christians, and Muslims trace their roots to Abraham, but the course of that lineage is not the same for all three faiths. Judaism and Christianity view Isaac, the son of Sarah, as the offspring of Abraham through whom the family line is continued. Islam, on the other hand, sees Ishmael, son of Hagar, as the rightful heir who carries on the family name. The two sacred texts of these religions, the Bible and the Qur'an, have much in common, highlighting the close relationship that exists between the two lines of Abraham's family. This book examines some of the themes, figures, and episodes that are shared by the Bible and the Qur'an. It is an introduction to the Qur'an for the descendants of Isaac, who are invited to listen to and learn from the way Ishmael and his descendants retell the family stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814658826
ISBN-10: 0814658822
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Michael Glazier Inc
Publisher: Michael Glazier Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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