Additional Texts: Richard McBee’s Akedah Series: Reimagining and Reconfiguring Jewish Art by Matthew Baigell The Binding of Isaac: Genesis 22 Abraham Abraham2003 20" x 24" God calls out to Abraham to stop the sacrifice (Gen. 22:11). Abraham walks away, confused, defeated in carrying out God’s command. Ghost of Isaac2003 20" x 24" Abraham reaches out to the ghost of Isaac, whose soul fled when he was about to be slaughtered (Pirkei di Rabbi Eliezer:31). Sacrifice2003 20" x 24" Isaac sits next to the altar that he was to die on, contemplating his future. Sand and Stars2006 20" x 24" A figure looks at the sky and contemplates God’s promise to Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars of the sky if they obey Him or as trod upon as the sand of the sea if they rebel. It could be Abraham or Sarah who has died.