The Sacrifice of Isaac in Jewish Iconography (Part II)

Starting with the representation of Genesis XXII housed in the Beth Alpha Synagogue, we will analyze how the Book of Jubilees sanctioned a correspondence between the biblical passages of the Sacrifice of Isaac and the Liberation from Egypt. Furthermore, in the figure of Isaac, who appears here in the form of a helpless and frightened child, we will be able to observe the interpretative gap between the mosaic and the exegetical tradition. In numerous texts, in fact, it is the patriarch himself, now an adult and aware, who offers himself spontaneously to the divine plan.