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Activity 6: Rewriting the Story — Option 2 (25 minutes), Workshop 6: The Binding of Isaac

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

Materials for Activity

  • Paper and pens or pencils
  • Simple costumes

Description of Activity

Invite participants to talk together about how the story should or could be changed. How might Abraham have behaved differently? What if he had thought differently about God? What if he had talked this over with Sarah, Isaac's mother? What if Ishmael was part of the story, and not banished before this story took place? What if Isaac had protested?

After discussion, invite the group to work together to create a dramatic retelling of the story.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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