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"The Gods Of My Father Terah": Abraham The Iconoclast And Polemics With The Divine Body Traditions In The Apocalypse Of Abraham

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It is noted that the Apocalypse of Abraham exhibits subtle polemics against an anthropomorphic understanding of God. The second part of this pseudepigraphic text deals with Abraham's celestial ascent to the realm of the divine Chariot. The text depicts the young hero of the faith involved in extensive disputations with his father in an attempt to persuade Terah to abandon his abominable practices of manufacturing and serving idols. The story involving one such idol, Bar-Eshath, appears to stand at the center of the haggadic account of Abraham's fight against idolatry and might indeed constitute one of the most important nexuses in the polemical interactions with the divine body traditions found in the first part of the Apocalypse of Abraham. It is noted that, like the account of Bar-Eshath, the story of the stone idol Mar-Umath appears to represent another important nexus in the text.

Keywords: Apocalypse of Abraham; Bar-Eshath; father Terah; Mar-Umath; Slavonic apocalypse

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