Thursday, August 9, 2018

Abraham and Isaac

I imagine that it would take some time before Abraham and Isaac's relationship would ever approach something normal. And it was probably true that Isaac would have been able to inflict quite a guilt trip on his dad should the need arise for the rest of his life.

It is also probably true that Isaac had servants that would have cleaned up his room for him making this comic completely inaccurate.


  1. I disagree with the point below, although the comic is funny. I think Abraham and Isaac both knew the Lord would provide. I wonder if Isaac had as much faith as Abraham in agreeing to it. He wasn't squirming or struggling. If that were the case, it would have undermined the lesson to be taught. And that lesson required Isaac to see the situation as it was: not a threat, but a test
    of his and his father's faith.

    1. I've read somewhere that Isaac was probably more like a young adult than a child when this all took place. And given the fact that Abraham was over 100-years-old at the time, had he wanted to, Isaac could have overpowered his dad.

      Which is to say, you're probably right.

    2. But to be fair, 100 then wasn't 100 now...