Precious Moments Akedah

Having discussed a number of times on this blog the story of Abraham’s binding of Isaac and near sacrifice of his son, as well as issues of how we depict some of the more troubling parts of the Bible for children, I obviously have to share this:

At least Abraham isn’t smiling.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15991265512226039592 Like a Child

    Where do you discuss the Bible and Children…I'd love to check out that post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    When I went to look, I discovered just how long it has been since I addressed that topic directly. When I found what I thought was a relatively recent post on Noah's Ark and how we present the story, I discovered it was from a couple of years ago. So perhaps it is time to touch on this topic again, if I can find the time…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15775977854913362396 DoOrDoNot

    This image says it all. No wonder I've had trouble reading Old Testament stories at bedtime to my son. I'll check out your previous posts to see what you have to say because I've resorted to skipping over many passages.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15991265512226039592 Like a Child

    DoOrDoNot – Glad to hear I am not the only one. Maybe I've overly sheltered my kids, but I just think it strips them of their innocence to be teaching them about the wars and violence of the Old Testament. Even the David and Goliath story rubs me the wrong way (what about turn the other cheek?). I actually have a precious moments Bible stories book, but thankfully this photo isn't in it (is it a real image?). Yet, I'm starting to think these cartoonish fairy-tale characters are the best fit for stories that may not be historical (and I used to look down upon Bible character depictions that weren't historically accurate!).