Abraham is put to another test — the most difficult test of all. Will Abraham give up the “son of the promise” the only son of his beloved Sarah? This event profoundly affects both Abraham and Isaac for the rest of their lives.
A common perception of an "angel" is a cute winged chubby baby, something as innocuous as a fairy, or a passive messenger. "The angel of the LORD" — Malakh YHWH in Hebrew — is a quite different figure that shows up throughout the Bible with massive power and authority. Who is he? Continue reading Who is Malakh YHWH (‘the Angel of the LORD’)?