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The merit of all ideals are measured in contrast to the will of Hashem. He now had clear direction as to what the will of Hashem. While the severity of murder surpasses saving your own skin, it doesn't surpass Hashem's command. Beis Din is told to kill certain people, prophets told to kill certain people. Sodom was a Gezeira, a heavenly judgment that he ...


Yes this was very different because it was a direct command from Hashem. Don't forget, a Navi cannot ignore his nevuah. The difference between this and Sedom was that from Avraham's perspective there was no reason for Hashem to warn him about the impending destruction except to get him to pray, so he did. By the Akeida he was commanded to carry out the ...

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