Abraham the Patriarch Plaque, (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם), originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs of Israel (together with his son Isaac and Isaac’s son Jacob). His story is told in Genesis 11-25. Abraham, the “Father of Faith,” is the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This bronze plaque is an especially fitting gift for first communion, confirmation, birthdays, and Christmas (a great stocking stuffer!)
A Bronze Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
Available in two sizes – small (p211k – 2 x 1.8 inches) and large (p760g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches) – this solid bronze plaque has a notch on the back to allow for easy hanging on any wall in home, classroom, or office. This plaque was designed and executed by a world-renowned master bronzesmith in Germany. This is an especially suitable gift for that special “Abraham” or “Abe” in your life!.
Abraham’s Radical Obedience of Faith
This plaque depicts Abraham who, in his radical obedience of faith to God’s command, would have sacrificed his only son Isaac, had not God intervened at the very last moment. Seeing Abraham’s radical obedience of faith, God promised him: “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” (Genesis 22:15-18). In his immensely influential philosophical 1843 work, Fear and Trembling, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard struggled to understand the anxiety Abraham must have been experiencing when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac.