The birth of Isaac Abraham’s son, Genesis 21:1-7

Abraham at the old age of 100 years and Sarah at the old age of 90 years had the son of promise whom they called Isaac.

Isaac lived 180 years from 2065BC-1885BC.

He went up Mt Moriah around 2050BC with his father Abraham, who had been commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac upon this mountain. However, God did not require this sacrifice in the end.

Jacob orders Isaac to take a wife among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.
Isaac married Rebekah in 2025BC. They eventually had twin boys, Esau and Jacob.

Background reading:- Isaac is Born

21:1 The LORD came to Sarah, just as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah conceived and gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age, at the very time that God had told him.

3 Abraham named his son who was born to him Isaac—the very one whom Sarah bore for him! 4 On the eighth day after his son Isaac had been born, Abraham circumcised him, just as God had commanded him. 5 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

6 Now Sarah had said, “God has caused me to laugh, and all who hear about it will laugh with me.” 7 She also said, “Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would nurse sons? Yet I have given birth to a son in my husband’s old age!”
Genesis 21:1-7

More Information:

Isaac Abraham’s son of promise.
He was named Isaac, which in Hebrew means laughter because he was miraculously born to a joyful Abraham and Sarah when they were too old to have children.
Second of seven persons named before their birth.


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