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Retrospective » Akedah-The Binding of Isaac. oil on birch panel 45.75″x 36.5″ (1997)

Akedah-The Binding of Isaac.  oil on birch panel 45.75"x 36.5" (1997)

The Binding of Isaac (Akedah) found in Genesis is retold as a contemporary story of popular culture’s sacrifices of children. Each panel dramatizes the moment in which the angel stops Abraham from sacrificing his son. God provides a sacrificial ram as a substitute for Isaac. A metaphoric ram and other visual metaphors are used in each panel to help dramatize and draw parallels from the Biblical story to the present.