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KnoWhy #412 - How Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Illuminates the Atonement (Jacob 4:5)
TitleKnoWhy #412 - How Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac Illuminates the Atonement (Jacob 4:5)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAbraham (Prophet); Atonement; Isaac (Peophet); Jacob (Son of Lehi); Jesus Christ; Prophet; Sacrifice; Similitude
Abstract

Jacob told his people that Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac was “a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son” (Jacob 4:5). Jacob’s statement that the near-sacrifice of Isaac was “a similitude” of the Atonement of Christ is a key that unlocks the deeper spiritual meaning behind this story. With this understanding in place, we can go back to the Old Testament with fresh eyes. Looking at the similarities between the Abraham-Isaac narrative and the Atonement of Christ shows how insightful Jacob’s comment really was.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-abrahams-sacrifice-of-isaac-illuminates-the-atonement
Citation Key3767

Scripture Reference

Jacob 4:5

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