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The Binding of Isaac and the Sacrifice of Christ

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                             The Binding of Isaac and the Sacrifice of Christ-                                    the idea of Substitutionary Atonement in Jewish thought

I.                  Introduction

A.                 Joke

B.                 The Boy Scout model

II.                  The Binding of Isaac in Jewish Thought

A.                 Known as the Akediah and a beloved text

B.                  Seen as a vital basis for vicarious atonement in ancient times

1.                 Midrash on Exodus 12:13 reads "and when I see the blood I will pass over you‑‑ I see the blood of the binding of Isaac ."

2.                 Leviticus Rabba states in this regard  The New Year prayer of Talmudic Rabbi Bibi bar Abba "So When the Children of Isaac commit sin and do evil remember on their behalf the binding of Isaac ...and full of compassion toward them, be merciful to them"

III.           Let’s look at The Akediah Gen 22:1-19

IV.            The thread of Substitutionary atonement in the Old Testament

A.                 The Abrahamic Covenant and the Binding of Isaac Gen 22:1-17

B.                  The Lamb and The Exodus       Exodus 12:1-11

C.                 Messiah the Sacrifice Lamb our substitute Isa 53:1-12

1.                 Isaiah 53 regard in the Rabbinical Writings as Referring to Messiah

2.                 Messiah’s substitution and Jewish Thought

3.                 “As long as Israel dwelt in the Holy Land, the ritual and the sacrifices they preformed [in the temple removed all the diseases from the world; now Messiah removes them from the children of the world ] Zohar 2:212a quoted in The Messianic Text by Raphael Patai)

V.               God prepared your salvation

A.                 By chosing you in Him By Eph 1:  before the foundation

B.                 By Sending Jesus in the fullness of time

C.                 God expects you to response you  to respond

1.                 Partnering (slip presentation)

2.                 By giving yourself to Him Rom 12:1-2

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