'The Sacrifice of Isaac,' by Caravaggio. 1603.
And such a lovely story too: "Take thee thy son," says God to Abraham, "and offer him ... for a burnt offering." So there you are - your knife's out -- your son's heads on the block -- you're all ready to go, and comes the word from God: "Huh, I was just kidding."
God, isn't he a scream, eh?
LINKS: Genesis 22:2-13 - Skeptics Annotated Bible TAGS: Art, Religion