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AKEDAH

Literally "binding," it is the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22). The prophet's readiness to kill his own son represents to the Jewish people their ideal of martyrdom, if need be, for what is called "the sanctification of God's name."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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