Genesis 22:1–24 tells the story of the binding of Isaac in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah. Drs. Steven Fine and Robin Jensen discuss Jewish and Christian responses to this biblical account and present examples of how this sacrificial episode has been depicted in art. This lecture is the third installment in MOBIA’s Lectures and Conversation Series, facilitated talks that investigate questions of religious identity and meaning through the prism of Jewish and Christian art.
Dr. Steven Fine is Professor of Jewish History and head of the department at Yeshiva University, and Dr. Robin Jensen is the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University.