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James Goodman is a professor of history and creative writing at Rutgers University in Newark. He is the author of But Where Is the Lamb? Imagining the Story of Abraham and Isaac.

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Eid Al-adha: What if God Were a Writer Who Couldn't Stop Revising?

(10) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Starting on Monday evening, at the very height of the Haj, Muslims around the world will observe Eid Al-adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, a four-holiday that celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God.

Millions will converge on holy sites in Medina and Mecca, and if the...

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The 5 Most Terrifying Words in the Bible

(2671) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 11:04 AM

"But where is the lamb?"

Abraham and Isaac are all alone, on their way up to Mount Moriah. They have just left their servants behind. Abraham has taken the fire and the knife, and he's given the wood to Isaac. "And Isaac said to Abraham, his father: 'Father!' and...

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