Yitzchak - Isaac - The Second Patriarch
Yitzchak - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils on Arches Watercolor Paper

For more information about this painting, email the artist at adam@hebrewart.com

“They arrived at the place of which G-d had spoken to him; Avraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound Yitzchak, his son, and he placed him on the altar atop the wood. Avraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son...”
Bereshet/Genesis 22:9-10

Known as the Akeidah, this was the final test of Avraham’s faith in G-d. Yitzchak, then 36 years old, went willingly with his 137-year-old father to what may have been his death. An angel of the Lord stopped Avraham at the last moment, and Yitzchak lived to become the second patriarch of the nation of Israel.

Text from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"