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Seeing Abraham and Isaac

For many readers, the story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most troubling stories of the Bible. By this point in Abraham's story, God already has made a covenant with him, having promised to bless him and make him the ancestor of a multitude of nations. Yet suddenly, "God tested Abraham." God does not mince words in his command to Abraham. And Abraham, who only recently pleaded with God on behalf of the Sodomites, simply obeys. For many…
Garth E. Pauley
March 1, 2011