Bible verse of the day #15


Genesis 22:2 is a good reminder of how weird the Bible can be.

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

This verse has probably been used before quite a few times, and for good reason. Abraham should be put in jail for child abuse! Never-mind the fact that he didn’t actually kill Isaac, why would God need to do such a ridiculous thing? Especially because he already knew how loyal Abraham was – he is omniscient!

And this verse claims that Isaac was Abraham’s only son, but at the time Abraham had two sons. The Bible clearly just can’t make up it’s mind. A little while later we have Abraham naming the place after God, but according to a verse in Exodus, Abraham didn’t know what God’s name was.

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