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Abraham – Apostoł z Księgi Rodzaju
Abraham – the Apostle of the Book of Genesis

Author(s): Krzysztof Napora
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Biblical studies
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Misyjne Księży Sercanów
Keywords: Abraham; apostle; the Book of Genesis

Summary/Abstract: „And preach as you go” – this is the call which the apostles heard from Jesus (see Mt 10:7; Mc 16:15). This call comprises not only the elements of mission, but also a mystery of an unusual vocation to follow Jesus and to build a profound relation with Him. In this article the author makes attempt to find similar elements in biblical and extrabiblical tradition concerning Abraham. It turns out that this tradition shows certain similarities to the Gospel narratives concerning life and activity of twelve disciples of Jesus. In this way it constitutes basis to discover in the person of Abraham an apostle – the Apostle of the Book of Genesis.

  • Issue Year: 35/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 131-144
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish