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Abraham et les représentations de l’épisode du sacrifice dans les monothéismes

Abstract : The figure of Abraham, the first patriarch and "discoverer" of monotheism, has marked biblical iconography since the second century of our era. Infanticide as an expression of submission and absolute piety is the most significant act of this story. The sacrifice of Isaac remains the very symbol of the Election of the patriarch and his heirs. The representations of this episode reveal the areas of agreement and the points of rupture between the Abrahamic religions through the details of their staging and the choice of literary sources that interpret the story. These ideological choices mark the art of the Arab manuscripts, some of which make Ishmael the sacrificed son, thus transferring the Election to the descendants of Abraham's eldest son. They also mark those of the Christian artists who present the episode of Isaac's sacrifice as an announcement of the Passion and of the Son's ultimate sacrifice in the crucifixion, making his disciples the true heirs of God's promise. The representations of this scene reflect the stakes of the war of the Election that the three monotheisms waged on each other through images.
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Sonia Fellous. Abraham et les représentations de l’épisode du sacrifice dans les monothéismes. Die Bible in der Kunst/Bible in the Arts - BiKu, Deutsche Bible Gesellschaft, 2022, 2022. ⟨hal-03745596⟩



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