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Activity 3: Why? (15 minutes), Workshop 6: The Binding of Isaac

In "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Modeling clay or play dough

Description of Activity

Give each participant a lump of modeling clay and invite them to create something about the story from their clay while the group talks about the story. Invite participants to discuss the story:

  • What do you think about this story? What do you think about how Abraham acted? God? Isaac?
  • What do we learn about the way Abraham understood God?
  • What do you want to say to God? To Abraham? To Isaac?
  • Why did people write this story down? Why retell it for thousands of years?

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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