The story of the binding of Isaac (as it is known in Jewish traditions) has been the source of continual reflection among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Is this simply a demonstration of the rejection of human sacrifice on the part of God? Or, as some Christians have allegorized, does it serve as a foreshadowing of the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross? In all traditions, the scene is taken as an example of the faith of Abraham. You have to wonder how this impacted Isaac though. What kind of fierce God was his father dealing with that would lead to him tied up on pile of wood with a knife over his head? Such an experience had to effect the way he thought of God.