Source: Genesis 22
| Portion: Vayera
The Binding of Isaac is portrayed as a family and not merely a father-and-son scene: Abraham and Isaac, clothed in Hellenistic tunics and cloaks, stand beside a burning altar, while Abraham holds a knife close to Isaac’s head. Isaac, holding a box, gestures indicating speech. Above the altar stands Sarah watching and gesturing, also holding an object. The ram is tied to a nearby tree and the hand of God appears above two knives.