Akedah: The Binding
Directed by Karl Bowman
Screenplay by Alice Blanscett
Premiere Date: 1997
Length: 15 min. 25 sec.
Published In Collection:
No Greater Faith : stories from the Bible
: KBYU Television, 1999
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Subjects: Abraham; Isaac; sacrifice;
After giving Abraham a promise of countless posterity through which all the world would be blessed, God gave the prophet a great test: the commandment to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac.
This event is known by many throughout the world as the Akedah, after the Hebrew word for binding. Isaac, who was on the verge of manhood when this experience occurred, asked his father to bind him with cords so he would not flinch at the moment of sacrifice. Beyond the literal binding of Isaac upon the alter, the stroy illustrates the eternal nature of covenants when they are honored.
It examines how Abraham was spiritually bound to the Lord, how the Lord was bound to keep His covenants because of Abraham's obedience, and how Abraham and Isaac were bound to one another through this experience. Adapted from the Old Testament account, this insightful addition to your home library is appropriate for home or classroom use and will benefit Bible students of all ages.
Done as a student film at Brigham Young University,
More info at BYU First Look blog
HBLL Call No: DVD 3162, VC 5967
Medium: 16mm color
Total Queries: 15. Total Execution Time: 0.016 sec.
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