Sunday, October 12, 2008

GENESiS 22.6

This verse simply says that Isaac carried the wood on the way to Mount Moriah. However, I just purchased a Jewish study Bible at Barnes & Noble. These are modern, liberal Jewish commentators who have no concern for the claims of Jesus. The study note in this Bible on Gen 22.6 reads as follows:
The image of Isaac's carrying the wood on which on which he is to be burned adds enormous power to the story. A midrash relates this to a Roman method of execution that was sometimes used on Jewish martyrs: "It is like a person who carries his cross on his own shoulder" [Gen Rab 56.3].
[more here on the binding of Isaac]

5 comments:

andrew.lewis said...

I was going to post something on this today... looks like you beat me to it! :)

It's still wonderful, no matter how many times I read it.

jim thompson said...

dude, i'm sorry. well, i'm still in genesis in that Bible. beat me to something else.

andrew.lewis said...

No no, man; we're tag-teaming on this one; we're gonna cover the blogosphere with it. :)

Sara said...

get it? TAG team??!! hahaaha... a little blog humor, huh, guys?

andrew.lewis said...

Oh Sara...

:)