God said to Abraham:
'Take your son Isaac, and go to the hills, and offer [ie sacrifice]
him there upon a hill.'
Abraham arose in the night, and went with two servants to the hills,
and Isaac as well. They rode on asses. Then
on the third day, when they saw the hills, then Abraham said to the
two servants thus: 'Wait here with the asses!'
Isaac carried the
wood to the place, and Abraham carried his sword and fire. Isaac
then asked Abraham his father: 'My father, where is the offering?
Here is wood.' The father said: 'God himself, my son, will provide
Then they came to
the place, and he there raised an altar in the old manner. Then
he bound his son, and drew his sword. When he was about to carry
out [lit wished to begin] the deed, then God's angel called quickly
from heaven [lit heavens]: 'Abraham!' He answered at once.
The angel said to him: 'Do not kill the child!'
Abraham saw a ram amongst the brambles; and he raised up the ram as