The Sacrifice of Isaac

Benjamin Senior Godines   -  
Scenes from the life of Isaac

One of three vanitas paintings, dedicated to Godines’ patron, Don Isaac Aboab.  On the right, Isaac kneels on the altar, to the left of his father; both look toward a small angel, next to whom are the words “Be pure with the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 18:13).  On the left, a lordly man watches the sowing of his fields, in accordance with Genesis 26:12.  Additional blessings appear above and around open doors in the center of the painting.


Source: Genesis 22; 26  |  Portion: Vayera
Oil on panel
Jewish Museum, London
Date : 1681
Creation
Garden of Eden
Cain and Abel
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
Jacob`s dream
Jacob`s struggles
Judah and Tamar
Joseph
The Life of Moses
The Life of Miriam
The Burning Bush
Parting of the Red Sea
Matan Torah
The Golden Calf
The Desert Wanderings
Women in the Book of Judges I
Women in the Book of Judges II
David
Elijah
Ezekiel
Jonah
The Story of Job
Song of Songs
Ruth
Esther
Alphabet
Cherubim
The Temple and the Ark