The Medieval Sephardi commentator Ibn Ezra disagrees.
- Genesis 12:1-8 : To a land that I will show you.
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In a vision perhaps, or through some supernatural means. Abraham was forced to existentially embrace this quantum state because he had no way of knowing the outcome of his journey.
Ibn Ezra takes the opposite view: Abraham knew he could trust his vision to deliver what he was hoping for. Abraham the ambivalent. Abraham the optimist. Abraham who aspires to escape the constraints of his past. Abraham who is invited to dream his own future. And what visions do we dare show ourselves of our Jewish future?
Our first Patriarch and Matriarch were not only the first Jews but also the first Jews consumed with the question of continuity. God continually destabilizes this deepest yearning for progeny. When they appear on the scene, Abraham and Sarah are old and infertile. They must uproot themselves. Their livelihood is perpetually under threat. Their marriage is jeopardized when Sarah is courted by Pharaoh. Finally, through Hagar, Abraham is able to bear seed. Abraham is left to depend on his one remaining son, Isaac.
They too, were older than the average parent when they sired children.
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The parallels are uncanny. Then, beyond all rationale or comprehension, Abraham is charged with the Akeidah , the binding of Isaac. He is commanded to obsessively, zealously slaughter his own son on the altar of his ego, under the knife of his own fear. We, as students of Torah, sit here, reeling, as we push through chapter after chapter in Genesis, trying to recapture some of that audacious vision that Abraham set off with.
The vision that made souls in Charan, the first converts to Judaism according to Midrash Sifrei, welcomed in with audacious hospitality. The vision that beckoned the angels into the tent in the heat of the day. The vision of holy chutzpah as he challenged God over the destruction of Sodom and Gemorrah. Yet, when Abraham gets embroiled in the immediacy of his survival, obsessed with his own continuity, these lofty, visionary moments seem almost forgotten. If the Pew Report maps the symptom, then Dr. Magid provides the analysis:.
And Jehovah will say to Abram, Go for thyself from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land which I will shew thee. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, unto a land that I will show you:. And Yahweh said to Abram, "Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you.
And Jehovah said to Abram, Go out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house into a land that I will show you. Then the LORD said unto Abram, "Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred; and out of thy father's house, into a land which I will show thee. Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father's household to the land that I will show you. Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go out from your country, and from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you.
And Yahweh said unto Abram: Come thou on thy way, Out of thy land and out of the place of thy birth and out of the house of thy father, - Unto the land that I will show thee;. Now the LORD had said to Abram, Depart from thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to a land that I will show thee:.
Now Yahweh said to Abram, "Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. And Jehovah saith unto Abram, 'Go for thyself, from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from the house of thy father, unto the land which I shew thee.
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Moving To A New Place. Genesis Devotional. The Higher Service. Mediator, Mediation. By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there.
Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house;. Abram could not stay where he was and still obey God. He is being called to leave His pagan culture in order to commit himself to the Lord.
In going, though, God will promise to do great things for Abram. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, Illinois The Christian Standard Bible.