How can we understand the Binding of Isaac as an act of heroism and not murder? Abraham, the first advocate for the theology of monotheism, commits his life to fighting a battle against Molech, the sacrifice of children, the most prominent act of polytheism of the time. How is it possible that the most outspoken proponent against murder could then dismiss his own will and rise up to sacrifice his own child? How can we view this as an act of heroism, as deemed acceptable by our tradition? What does it teach us about our own will and its relationship to God's will?
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