What 10 blessings did Avraham merit as a result of the Akeidah?
וְאַבְרָהָ֣ם זָקֵ֔ן בָּ֖א בַּיָּמִ֑ים ה' בֵּרַ֥ךְ אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֖ם בַּכֹּֽל׃
Avraham was now old, advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed Avraham in all things.
Avraham merited 10 blessings as a result of the Akeidah.
God promised not to test him again.
Starting with Avraham, people began to show signs of aging. Until then, young and old looked the same.
Avraham had a daughter named Bakol. This allowed Avraham to fulfill the mitzvah of having children, which requires one to have at least one son and one daughter.
Avraham gained full control over his evil inclination.
Yishmael repented in Avraham’s lifetime.
God deducted five years from Avraham’s life so that he would not see his grandson Esav’s evil ways. Hence, Avraham lived 175 years while Yitzchak lived 180 years. Those five years were later given to King David.
Along with Yitzchak and Yaakov, Avraham was one of only three people who experienced the World to Come during their lifetime.
Although his expenses were huge and he was getting older, Avraham’s wealth kept growing.
Avraham was one of only six people whom the Angel of Death had no power over, along with Yitzchak, Yaakov, Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam.
Avraham was one of only seven righteous people whose bodies did not decay, along with Yitzchak, Yaakov, Moshe, Aharon, Miriam, and Binyamin. Some say King David also.
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