Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac (in Hebrew the עֲקֵידַת יִצְחַק, Akedát Yitzḥák, also known simply as "The Binding" הָ)עֲקֵידָה), the Akedah or Aqedah, or in Arabic as the Dhabih (ذبيح) or "Slaughter"), is a story from the Hebrew Bible in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah. The account states that Abraham "bound Isaac his son" before placing him on the altar, resulting in the popular name for the incident.

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Isaac in Genesis - Binding of Isaac
... Main article Binding of Isaac See also Abraham and Isaac At some point in Isaac's youth, his father Abraham brought him to Mount Moriah ... At God's command, Abraham was to build a sacrificial altar and sacrifice his son Isaac upon it ...
Binding Of Isaac - References in Music and Art
... men killed in the war is compared to the binding of Isaac, with the difference that in the poem, Abraham refuses to substitute the ram and proceeds to kill ... Canticle II Abraham and Isaac, for alto, tenor, and piano, Op ... One voice sings the role of Abraham, the other Isaac ...

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