Dialogue of Joseph in the Bible

Topics: Binding of Isaac, Isaac, Abraham Pages: 3 (953 words) Published: May 27, 2014
Yeo Jung Son(Janice)
Professor Tickton
09 April 2014
Two Dialogue Analysis

The heritage of Israelites goes all the way back to Abraham, who was first named as Abram, and Isaac, the son of Abraham. The Bible’s internal chronology spots Abraham around 2000 BCE, but there are no evidence of whether the stories of Genesis can be related to the specific time period. Though the estimation of ‘when’ Abraham and Isaac lived is not vivid, through the dialogues and books that were studied by scholars, we can estimate ‘what’ they did during their life-time. According to the dialogues and researches that were done by the scholars, it is believed that both Abraham and Isaac devoted and dedicated their heart and soul to one and only God. The idea can be best represented through an anecdote that records the trial that Abraham was put into upon God. The test that God has put upon Abraham reveals the affection that he had towards his creator more than anything.

While Isaac is still considered as a youth, the creator of Abraham commands him to sacrifice Isaac, the son he gave him at an old age. This trial was completely to test the faith of Abraham but there were no event whether he could see the order of the almighty as a joke. According to the Bible, which the story of Abraham is clearly written, it says “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” Later, Abraham took Isaac to the mountain. Isaac questions Abraham where the lamb for the offering is, and Abraham replies, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son” and bounded his son with ropes and placed him upon the alter. When Abraham was about to kill his son for God, the angel of the Lord interrupted and told him that the faith and obedience has been shown.

Through the trial, it is mentioned that Abraham was able to receive a promise of prosperity in his...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • The Story of Joseph in the Bible and the Koran Essay
  • bible Essay
  • bible Essay
  • Brothers of the Bible Essay
  • Essay on Dialogue
  • A Dialogue Essay
  • Dialogue Essay
  • Dialogues Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free