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‘Lost’ Co-Creator Damon Lindelof Reimagines the Story of Abraham and Isaac

Slate has published this excerpt from the book Unscrolled: 54 Artists and Writers Wrestle With the Torah, in which Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof reimagines the story of Abraham and Isaac as a modern police investigation. The brief dialogue—between Abraham and a police investigator (which does contain a profanity)—contains a twist ending that challenges the conventional ending to the story. Lindelof’s “wrestling” with the Old Testament tale may not be theologically orthodox, but it’s interesting to hear the writer’s take on one of scripture’s most difficult stories …

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