The Sacrifice of Isaac

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North French Miscellany (Add. 11639, f. 521b): Sacrifice of Isaac

Abraham stands before a high altar as he grabs Isaac’s hair and raises a thick knife above him. Isaac is portrayed as a smiling little boy, one arm bound to his leg. Abraham looks at an angel, who bursts out from the sky and seizes the knife, halting the sacrifice. The angel points at the alternative sacrifice: the ram which is stuck in the thicket behind Abraham.


Source: Genesis 22  |  Portion: Vayera
Illuminated manuscript
British Library, London
Date : c. 1280
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Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
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Joseph
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