New Defender's Study Bible Notes
22:3 young men. The Hebrew word for “young men” is the same as “lad,” referring to Isaac, in Genesis 22:5,12. Thus Isaac was not a little boy at this time, and was undoubtedly acquainted with the Canaanite practice of sacrificing their firstborn sons to their gods. He could surely have escaped from his aged father had he not been willing himself to obey God’s command.