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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Genesis 22

Verse 1

And it came to pass

The spiritual experience of Abraham was marked by four great crises, each of which involved a surrender of something naturally most dear. These were:

(1) Country and kindred Genesis 12:1; Matthew 10:34-39; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

(2) His nephew, Lot; especially dear to Abraham by nature, as a possible heir and as a fellow believer 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 2:8; Genesis 13:1-18. The completeness of Abraham's separation from one who, though a believer, was a "vessel unto dishonour," is shown by ; Genesis 15:1-3; 2 Timothy 2:20; 2 Timothy 2:21; Acts 15:36-40.

(3) His own plan about Ishmael Genesis 17:17; Genesis 17:18; 1 Chronicles 13:1-14; 1 Chronicles 15:1; 1 Chronicles 15:2.

(4) Isaac, "thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest" Genesis 22:1-19; Hebrews 11:17; Hebrews 11:18.

Verse 9

laid

The typical lessons here are:

(1) Isaac, type of Christ "obedient unto death" Philippians 2:5-8.

(2) Abraham, type of the Father, who "spared not His own son, but delivered Him up for us all" John 3:16; Romans 8:32.

(3) the ram, type of substitution--Christ offered as a burnt-offering in our stead, Hebrews 10:5-10.

(4) cf. resurrection Hebrews 11:17-19; James 2:21-23.

Verse 11

angel

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Verse 12

fearest

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Verse 15

angel

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 22". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/genesis-22.html. 1917.