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Isaac is born
Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah, as God had promised.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Laughter
Laugh; Laughter[Heb bûz] (Gen. 38:23); AV BE SHAMED; NEB “get a bad name”; [lāʿag̱] (Job 22:19; Ps. 80:6 [MT 7]); AV also “laugh … to scorn”; NEB “make game,” MOCK; [ṣāḥaq] (Gen. 17:17; 18:12f, 15; 21:6; Ezk. 23:32); NEB also “charged with mockery”; [eḥōq] (Gen. 21:6); [śeḥôq] (Job 8:21;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Laugh
LAUGH. (Gk. katagelaō, to deride, laugh down; KJV, “laughed to scorn”). Elements of rejection, disbelief, and mockery are combined (Matt. 9:24; Mark 5:40; Luke 8:53).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Laugh, Laughter
LAUGH, LAUGHTER — to show mirth or joy. In the Bible, however, laughter is usually an expression of mockery or scorn. Both Abraham (Gen. 17:17) and Sarah (Gen. 18:12–15; 21:6) laughed when they were told they would become parents at an old age. God’s laughter at human pride and rebellion is also the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Laugh
LAUGH To express joy or scorn with a chuckle or explosive sound. Laughter is central to the account of the birth of Isaac. Both Abraham (Gen. 17:17) and Sarah (18:12) laughed in contempt and disbelief at God’s promise that Sarah would bear a son. The name Isaac (from the Hebrew word for laughter) served
Key passages
Ge 21:1–7

And Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said. And Yahweh did to Sarah as he had promised. And she conceived, and Sarah bore to Abraham a son in his old age at the appointed time that God had told him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore …

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