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(CINE-WEEN) THE BINDING: A Personal Reflection of Biblical Proportions

Let’s start with a brief Bible lesson. “The Binding,” or “The Binding of Isaac,” is the story in Genesis, Chapter 22, where God instructs Abraham to prove his love and obedience through sacrificing his son,┬áIsaac. Abraham prepares for the sacrifice before God, pleased with Abraham’s willingness to do anything to prove himself, sends an angel to stop him. The end. The story is one where scholars wrestle and disagree about the details and meaning. Did God ever intend for Isaac to be sacrificed? Did He use this as an example to warn against the practices of sacrificing? Did Abraham misinterpret
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