Genesis 22 – Father of the Year
God and his games….He tells Abraham to take Isaac, ‘thine only son’ to Moriah and offer him as a burnt offering.
Just a quick question, what happened to Ishmael, he is still Abraham’s son?
Also, what happened to the Abraham from Gen. 18:25? ‘Shalt not the Judge of all the earth do right?’
Three days journey with fire wood, two servants, and his son the sacrifice. Did Abraham tell Isaac what was going to happen or did he lie again?
He lied. v5 he tells his servants to wait with the donkeys and he and his son would go ‘worship.’ Isaac asks in v7 where the sacrificial lamb was (this is three days later, did no one ask this before now?) and Abraham says that god will provide a lamb.
v9, Abraham binds Isaac and lays him upon the altar of wood and in v10 goes to slay his son and an angel tells him not to do it. I notice that god isn’t the one telling him not to do it, almost as if the angel is covering for god in an absence or lapse.
Because Abraham almost went through with the sacrifice a ram is provided for the sacrifice and the angel promises to make his seed out number the stars in the heavens and the sand of the shore….but he’s already promised this at least twice.
The chapter ends with a little genealogy and another reference to polygamy/concubines.