The Birth of a NationAbraham to Joseph—page 3
God said, “Abraham”: and he answered, “Yes, I am here.“ And God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon the mountain which I will instruct you to use.”
Then Abraham got up early in the morning and took Isaac his son, as God had told him.Then, on the third day, Abraham looked and, in the distance, he saw the appointed place.
So they both continued up together until they came to the place where God had instructed Abraham to go. There Abraham built an altar and laid the wood in order.
Then he tied up Isaac and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
And Abraham stretched out his hand with the knife, preparing to kill his son.