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Reliable but not brilliant, Isaac plays an important torch-passing role between his father, Abraham, and son, Jacob, in the biblical book Genesis. As told in chapters 21-28, Isaac is born to the elderly Abraham and his wife Sarah and chosen over half-brother Ishmael to bear the Hebrew lineage. God tests Abraham in a strange near-sacrifice of Isaac, halted only at the last second after Abraham proves his willingness to obey God. Later, with a wife chosen for him (Rebekah), Isaac dutifully leads More »
Born: 19th century B.C. (Judea)


According to the biblical Book of Genesis, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob; his name means "he will laugh", reflecting when Sarah laughed in disbelief when told that she would have a child. In the Bible, he is one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites, the only one whose name was not changed ...


Isaac was a miracle child, born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age as the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham to make his descendants a great nation. Three heavenly beings visited Abraham and told him in a year he would have a son. It seemed impossible because Sarah was 90 years old and Abraham was 100!


When, according to Josephus, Isaac was twenty-five years of age, he was taken from Beer-sheba to the land of Moriah, where, as the burnt offering, Abraham presented him to God. While we have Abraham's unquestioning faith in his submission to the divine command to offer up his only son, we must not forget Isaac's ...


Jan 16, 2010 ... The Bible gives no indication that Isaac resisted. As Abraham prepared to kill Isaac, an angel stopped him. Abraham then saw a ram in a thicket and offered it instead. There is an interesting analogy in this account that mirrors God giving up His only son, Jesus, to be sacrificed. God, did indeed provide the Lamb—literally for ...


Abraham and Sarah. Sarah had a baby boy named Isaac. Genesis 21:1–3. Abraham kneeling. God wanted to know if Abraham would obey him. God told him to sacrifice Isaac on a mountain. Genesis 22:1–2. Abraham and Isaac. Abraham loved his son very much. He did not want to sacrifice Isaac. But Abraham wanted to ...


Jul 17, 2008 ... Isaac is one of those characters in the Bible who seemed to have a good life. He married a ... Why did Abraham want Isaac to marry someone from his own people and country, not from Canaan? 2. ... of Isaac. Usually, the heir would be the first born son, but God chose to not follow the “norm” in this case.


The Midrash states that G‑d wanted to create a universe that would be administered solely by the attribute of Justice. (Bereishit Rabba 12 and 15) These Midrashim say that when G‑d realized that such a universe could not endure for long, He adopted the attribute of Mercy. ...the yardstick of the attribute of Justice... is applied ...


Isaac, like his father Abraham, was a central figure in the establishment of the Jewish people. However, Isaac's similarity to his father did not end there. There are many other things he did that his father had done during his life. Isaac was a man who loved his parents and tried to raise his sons in the nurture and admonition ...


Isaac: Isaac,, in the Old Testament (Genesis), second of the patriarchs of Israel, the only son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Esau and Jacob. Although Sarah was past the age of childbearing, God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son, and Isaac was born. Later, to test Abraham's.