His Only Son is the story of Abraham and Isaac brought to life. The biblical account doesn't delve into the feelings of Abraham, Sarah, or Isaac. The director, however, added many human emotions that could have been felt through the whole ordeal leading up to the sacrifice on Mount Moriah.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
His Only Son recounts one of the most controversial moments in the
Old Testament—when Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac on
the mountain of Moriah. While traveling to the place of the sacrifice, alongside Isaac
and two servants, Abraham is flooded with vivid memories from the years he and
Sarah spent longing for the son they were promised—the son he must now lay upon
The film begins with God waking Abraham from his sleep and was told where to go and whom to sacrifice. He told Sarah and she was not thrilled about this perilous journey. The roads were dangerous for travel. The director created events they may have encountered in those times.
This movie did have me researching Isaac's age at the time of this event. I always thought of Isaac being a young boy of 5 or 6 years old. Research showed me that he is depicted correctly here. He would've been older than I've always thought he was.
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