– Terms – Akedah
- Akedah is
Hebrew word which means binding.
- Akedah or
"The Binding of Isaac" are names given to a story from the Hebrew
- In this
story God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah.
carries the wood to the altar.
"bound Isaac his son" before placing him on the altar, thus the
popular name for the incident.
- The angel
of God stops Abraham at the last minute, saying that "now I know you fear
- At this
point Abraham sees a ram caught in some nearby bushes and sacrifices the ram in
and words of angels are generally understood to derive directly from God's
- God was
testing Abraham to see if he would actually kill his own son, as a test of his