Chapter 5. “Take Now Thy Son”: The Bible and Children

  1. Adrian Thatcher

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch5

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

How to Cite

Thatcher, A. (2008) “Take Now Thy Son”: The Bible and Children, in The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170161

Online ISBN: 9781444302691

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Keywords:

  • “Take Now Thy Son”- The Bible and Children;
  • teachings of Jesus about children;
  • contrast between welcome and rebuke;
  • Children in the Old Testament;
  • Isaac's sacrifice;
  • prophet Ezekiel - child sacrifice as God's fault for giving the Israelites bad laws;
  • substitutionary atonement;
  • putting Jesus first;
  • post hoc rationalizations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Jesus and Children

  • Putting Jesus First