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"Why did an omniscient God even need to test him in the first place?"
~ResponsibleAtheist in God tempts Abraham
"When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone"
"tempt (v.) Look up tempt at Dictionary.com
early 13c., from O.Fr. tempter (12c.), from L. temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Related: Tempted; tempting in the sense of "inviting" is from 1590s."
tempt (v.) Look up tempt at Dictionary.com