Nonstampcollector’s Take on the Akedah: The Binding of Isaac in Genesis 22

Nonstampcollector (@nonstampNSC; YouTube) has released his latest video, which takes on the difficult task of addressing the biblical Akedah, or “Binding of Isaac”, the near human sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham in Genesis 22. (He even gives a little take on Sodom and Gomorrah at the intro.)

As anyone who has studied the Bible knows, this text is one of the most talked about and problematic ethical texts in the Bible. This is a classic ‘nonstamp’ take on the ethical issues surrounding a god who would order a human sacrifice just to test the obedience of his followers.

Enjoy. Comments welcome, but keep them germane to the topic.

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  1. Islam says that it actually was the binding of Ishmael. Abraham’s obedience to God, in this instance, is the inspiration for Al Queda. Akedah and Queda are both derived from the same word which means to tie a knot (QD). This knot is regarded as a connection to the divine and the basis for the concept of Tawheed (Oneness of Allah). Only that which is good can be integrated into Tawheed so all that is evil must be eliminated.

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