Abraham Prepares for the Sacrifice of Isaac

Nave, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

While the servants wait, Abraham directs Isaac to take the wood for the sacrifice. The narrative is in Genesis 22:1-19. This mosaic is part of the extensive series of Old Testament scenes along the two walls of the nave at Santa Maria Maggiore. Follow this link for links to the others.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.