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Abraham offering his only son Isaac as a Sacrifice to the Lord is Stayed, (sculpture)

Artist:
Pelby, W. Mrs.
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
Gen. 22: 9.--And they came to the place which God had told them of: and Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order; and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar on the wood. 10.--And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11.--And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said Abraham, Abraham% And he said, Here am I. 12.--And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him; for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thy only son, from me. 13.--And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns, and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. In presenting this scene; which is familiar to all Christians, it is desired to impress the idea, that to the heart, loving and faithful to the Lord, every thing is easy, even the renouncing of all we hold most dear, as in the above example of Abraham being willing to sacrifice his only son Isaac to the Lord. This, like the rest, conveys without exertion of our fancy, a feeling of reality, which we cannot easily throw from us; it brings us to consider with deep feeling what we have often read, but now contemplate. [P. 14.]
Grand Exhibition of Statuary; executed by Mrs. W. Pelby, consisting of Groups, representing the following important and interesting subjects, the size of life. The Trial of Christ, Abraham Offering His Son Isaac as a Sacrifice, Christ Forgiving the Woman Taken in Sin, Picture of Selfishness in contrast with Benevolence, The Intemperate Family, The Birth of Christ, and in Miniature or Cabinet Size, The Last Supper, The Trial of Christ, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, The Saviour on the Cross, Scene on the Mohawk. Boston. Hooton's Press, Haskin's Building. 1846.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Abraham
Religion--Old Testament--Isaac
State of Being--Phenomenon--Miracle
Ceremony--Religion--Sacrifice
Figure(s) In Exterior--Mountain
Literature--Bible
Religion--Angel
Control number:
AECI 03360002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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