n. (ah-kay-DAH) Literally, “binding.” Specifically, the incident in when tells to bind (tie up) his son and prepare to the boy. At the last moment, God stops Abraham from going through with the deed. of the Akedah include that God was testing Abraham’s ; that it shows God never would allow human sacrifice; and that God is , understanding, and respectful of a parent’s love for his or her child. is also symbolic, in a larger sense, of a ’s willingness to “sacrifice” for his . Also called Akedat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac).

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Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (3). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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