Introduction to Genesis Chapter 22

In this chapter we have an account of an order given by God to Abraham to sacrifice his son, Genesis 22:1; of his readiness to obey the will of God, he immediately preparing everything for that purpose,

Genesis 22:3, of the order being reversed, and another sacrifice substituted in its room, which occasioned the giving a new name to the place where it was done, Genesis 22:11; upon which the promise of special blessings, of a numerous offspring, and of the seed in whom all nations should be blessed, is renewed, Genesis 22:15; after this Abraham returns to Beersheba, where he is informed of the increase of his brother Nahor's family, Genesis 22:19.