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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

The top-rated answer to How old was Isaac when he was offered up by Abraham? - Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange gives the range 20 to 40 years old. Other answers suggest more specific ages: 37 — ...
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Are there teachings of the Catholic Church on the similarity between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed?

Are there any teachings from the side of the Catholic Church, that establish a co-relation between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed? There are no formal teachings about this that I am aware ...
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Are there teachings of the Catholic Church on the similarity between Christ and the ram that Abraham sacrificed?

Is there a formal Church teaching on this subject? Not that I could find. I have searched the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a list of dogma I have, and my memory (for what that is worth) and I ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

The question can be answered from both a cultural and a religious perspective. Culturally, this was still the era of tribal societies and it was normal for tribes to avoid marrying outsiders. ...
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Who was the angel of the LORD that stops Abraham from carrying out the sacrifice?

The best proof as to the identity of who the angel of the Lord is can be found at Genesis 22. I maintain that the angel of the Lord is the preincarnate Jesus Christ, and the following facts will prove ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

It may seem surprising to learn that the rabbinical consensus on this, although there is certainly more than one opinion about it, tends toward the idea that Isaac was 37. This is computed on the ...
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Age of Isaac When Abraham Offered Him as a Sacrifice?

The Hebrew used in Genesis 22:5 is וְהַנַּ֔עַר we-han-naar ('and the lad'), נַעַר naar being a "youth, lad, boy or 'retainer'", see Strong 5288 according to many references and also to ...
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Why was it important that Isaac's wife be from within Abraham's family?

Why intermarriage with Canaanites was forbidden It says in Exodus: Observe what I command you today. See, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the ...
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If Abraham killed Isaac, would that be a sin?

There's a saying in logic, that almost anything can be proved if one is allowed even a single false premise. This question starts with the false premise that "Abraham killed Isaac", so from ...
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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

Did he really sacrifice him I'm confused why you are asking, as the text seems quite clear that Isaac was not killed. The language of verses 10 and 11 ("Then he reached out his hand and took the ...
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Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

In Genesis 21 God made a promise to Abraham: "… for in Isaac your seed shall be called", a promise Paul quoted in Romans 9:7. Abraham knew that his descendants through Isaac would be blessed ...
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Scriptural/theological reasoning for renaming: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

In his monograph entitled The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Dr. Richard D. Patterson observes that in the pivotal event in Israel's history when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mount ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan? The OP claims: "Abraham was from a pagan family, separated by his call to God. His families I supposed weren't ...
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Why did Abraham and Isaac instruct their children to marry only from their clan?

Originally Abraham's family was not pagan; they were descendants of Noah through Shem. Therefore Abraham's decision to live a faithful life was a return to the faith of his fathers, and Terah or one ...
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If Abraham killed Isaac, would that be a sin?

God warned Abraham not to harm Isaac just before he was about to strike Isaac. Just then the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham, Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay ...
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Why was it important that Isaac's wife be from within Abraham's family?

It looks like Nahor left Ur to join Abraham & Terah in Harran. His family would have known of the God of Abraham. That explained why Laban’s first word remarkably addressed Abraham’s servant as “...
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How do 'soul sleep' adherents explain Mark 12:27, "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."?

The answer is in the context of the verse. Jesus was asked about "resurrection." He addressed that specifically, "But concerning the dead rising...". The dead will be resurrected, ...
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