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Isaac
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The son of promise (Gen 17). Born to Abram and Sarah (Gen 21). Received the promise given to his father (Gen 12) and passed it to his son Jacob. Saw his father willing to sacrifice him to God. Stands as a traditional member of Israel’s patriarchal fathers but takes active control only after his father’s death.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Isaac, Son of Abraham
Isaac, Son of Abraham (יִצְחָק‎, yitschaq; חקשׂי‎, chqsy). The son of promise (Gen 17). Born to Abram and Sarah (Gen 21). Received the promise given to his father (Gen 12) and passed it to his son Jacob. Saw his father willing to sacrifice him to God. Stands as a traditional member of Israel’s patriarchal
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Isaac (Person)
ISAAC (PERSON) [Heb yiṣḥāq (יִצְחָק)]. The second of the patriarchs in whom Israel recognized a father figure; he is traditionally associated with Abraham and Jacob. Genesis presents him as the son of Abraham (17:18; 21:3) and the father of Jacob (25:26). Isaac is mentioned by name more than seventy
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Isaac
Isaac. Son of Abraham and Sarah, father of Jacob and Esau, one of the patriarchs of Israel.The name “Isaac” has an interesting etymology. It is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew yiṣḥāq, in Greek Isaak. If taken as an imperfect form, it means “he laughs”; as a perfect form it means “he laughed.” Scholars
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Isaac
Isaac īʹzək [Heb. yiṣḥāq, yiśhāq—either ‘laughing,’ ‘he laughs,’ or ‘he laughed’; Gk. Isaak]. An OT patriarch, son of Abraham and father of Jacob and Esau.
Abimelech (king of Philistines)
2. A king of the Philistines mentioned in relation with Isaac (Gen. 26). In a time of grievous famine Isaac went down from his home, probably at Hebron, to Gerar. Fearing for his life because of his beautiful wife Rebekah, he called her his sister, just as Abraham had done with Sarah. Neither Abimelech
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Isaac
ISAAC Son of Abraham and Sarah, father of Jacob and Esau, one of the patriarchs of Israel.The name Isaac has an interesting etymology. It is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew Yitshaq, in Greek Isaak. If taken as an imperfect form, it means “he laughs”; as a perfect form, it means “he laughed.” Scholars
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Isaac
Isaac (i´zik; Heb., “laughter”), the son of Abraham and Sarah who is often listed as the second of the three male ancestors of the Israelites: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exod. 2:24; 3:6; Jer. 33:26). Isaac was born to aged parents (Abraham was one hundred according to Gen. 21:5; and Sarah was ninety
Abimelech
Abimelech (uh-bim´uh-lek; Heb., “my father is king”).1 The king of Gerar (possibly Tell Jemmeh, ten miles south of Gaza), before whom Abraham posed as Sarah’s brother (Gen. 20; cf. 12:10–20). Elsewhere, Abimelech is identified as a “king of the Philistines” whom Isaac, living at Gerar, similarly deceives
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Isaac
ISAAC. The name, given by God before the birth of the child (Gen 17:19), signifies “he laughs” or “he who laughs.” See references to laughter in (Gen 17:17; 18:12–15; 21:6).History. Isaac was born (probably in Gerar) to Abraham and Sarah when they were 100 and 90 years old respectively. He was the first
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Isaac
ISAAC (Heb. yiṣḥāq, ‘he laughs’ or ‘laughter’). At the announcement of Isaac’s birth Abraham laughed (Gn. 17:17), and later Sarah herself laughed at the thought that she who was so old should bear a son (Gn. 18:12–15). At Isaac’s birth, when Abraham was 100 years old, Sarah declares that God has made
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Isaac
Isaac (Heb. yiṣḥāq)The son of Abraham and Sarah. The name means “he laughs,” reflecting Sarah’s response when told she would have a child (Gen. 18:12); she later celebrates the birth of Isaac with laughter (21:6). Isaac is the promised offspring through whom God keeps the covenant made with Abraham
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Isaac
Isaac [īˊzĭk] (Heb. yiṣḥāq, yiśḥāq “he laughed”).† The child of promise for Abraham and Sarah, the living sign of God’s faithful dealings with them. As the link between the cycles of Abraham and Jacob stories, Isaac’s position is of less prominence than either of the other patriarchs, yet
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Isaac
ISAAC (Hebrew, “he laughs”) The second great patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah (Gen 17:18; 21:3) and the father of Jacob (Gen 25:26) and Esau. He is ranked as a forefather of Israel with Abraham and Jacob and was a key participant in the promise of God to bless all nations through Abraham’s seed
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Isaac
Isaac, OT *Patriarch. His story is told in Gen. 21–35. The divinely promised son of *Abraham and Sarah after a long childless marriage, he became the heir of the covenanted blessings (cf. Gen. 17:19 and 21). To try Abraham’s faith Yahweh demanded Isaac in sacrifice, but, satisfied with Abraham’s perfect
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