Hagar and Isaac

Weems on Hagar





Premodern interpretations of Genesis 22

God is omniscient

Isaac was willing

Typology - reading the OT for models that foreshadow NT and the church

Postmodern interpretations of Genesis 22

Did Abraham pass the test?

How can we be sure what God wants?

Is God capable of testing with a trick question?

Is blind obedience the highest virtue?

How does God respond?

What are the consequences of Abraham’s actions on his family?