In an attempt to recognize the common scriptural heritage shared by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as historical, cultural and theological linkages that prove fertile for comparative studies, scholars have adopted the term “Abrahamic.” While there are advantages to using this shorthand, the term is highly problematic. Prof. Bakhos will explore the extent to which describing these religions as “Abrahamic” is a useful analytical tool for interrogating their complex relationship as a family of religions.