The Only Son Offered for Sacrifice Isaac or Ishmael: With Zamzam, al-Marwah and Makhah in the Bible and a Brief Account of the History of Solomon's Temple and Jerusalem
Ghauri, Abdus Sattar & Ghauri, Ihsanur Rahman
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Book ID : 35445
ISBN-10 : 81-212-1029-1 / 8121210291
ISBN-13 : 978-81-212-1029-4 / 9788121210294
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
338p., Abb., App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. The Story of the 'Offering' in the Bible 2. Abraham was Required to Offer his 'Only Son' for Sacrifice 3. The Tradition of Offering the 'First-Fruit' or the 'First-Born Son' 4. Abraham was Required to Offer his 'Beloved Son' for Sacrifice 5. The Sites Claimed to be 'Moriah' (As the Place of Offering) by the Scholars of the Bible 6. Jerusalem as the Site Claimed to be 'Moriah' (The Place of Offering) by the scholars of the Bible 7. The Actual Site of 'Moriah' or 'Al-Marwah' (As the 'Arabs Pronounce it) 8. Some Questions to trace the Actual Site of 'Moriah' 9. Makkah and Arabia as the House of the Progeny of Ishma'el Havilah Shur 10. The Mention of the Offering of Sacrifices at Makkah in the book of Isaiah 11. The Pilgrimage of Bakkah in the Psalms of David Bakkah had Provided Refuge to David in his days of Trouble
According to the Jews and the Christians the 'Only Son' whom God had asked Abraham to offer for sacrifice, was 'Isaac' and not 'Ishmaa'el'. The Bible has recorded the story the story in a fairly detailed narrative. It is only once in the whole of the narrative that the name of the 'only Son' has been mentioned as 'Isaac', which is quite misfit in, rather contrary to, the context. The event of the offering for sacrifice was committed to writing in the Bible more than a thousand years after its happening. It is quite unknown who is writer had been and what his credentials might be; but, of certain, he was not the eyewitness of the event. The present work is neither of polemical nature nor simply a general informative paper. It is an attempt to address a long discussed problem on the principal of objective research. It has been tried not to make any assertion or set forth an explanation to some word or theme without affording a referential authority. It has also been tried to provide sufficient evidence to establish the themes that it may not be blamed to be based on scanty or one-sided evidence. It has further been tried to present the evidence faithfully and without any manipulations.