See also:child of Abraham and Sarah, was
See also:born when his parents were respectively a
See also:hundred and ninety years of age (Gen. xvii . 17) . Like his
See also:father, Isaac lived a nomadic pastoral
See also:life, but within much narrower
See also:local limits, south of
See also:Beersheba (Gen.
See also:xxvi., on the incidents here recorded, see ABIMELECH) . After the
See also:death of his
See also:mother, when he was
See also:forty years old, he married Rebekah the Aramaean, by whom after twenty years of married life he became the father of
See also:Esau and Jacob . He died at the age of one hundred and eighty.' " Isaac " is used as a synonym for "
See also:Israel " by Amos (vii . 9, 16), who also bears witness to the importance of Beersheba as a sanctuary . It was in this
See also:district, at the well
See also:Beer-Lahai-roi, that Isaac dwelt (Gen.
See also:xxiv . 62,
See also:xxv . 11), and the place was famous for an incident in the life of Hagar (xvi . 14) . This was perhaps the
See also:original scene of the striking
See also:episode " in the
See also:land of
See also:Moriah," when at the last moment he was by angelic interposition released from the
See also:altar on which he was about to be sacrificed by his father in obedience to a divine command (Gen. xxii).' The narrative (which must be judged with due regard to the conditions of the age) shows that the sacrifice of the first-born, though not inconsistent with Yahweh's claims (Ex. xxii . 29), was neither required nor tolerated (cp .
Micah vi . 6-8) . See MonocH . Isaac is by general consent of the Christian
See also:church taken as a representative of the unobtrusive, restful, piously contemplative type of human character . By later Judaism, which fixed its
See also:attention chiefly on the altar scene, he was regarded as the
See also:pattern and prototype of all martyrs . The
See also:Mahommedan legends regarding him are curious, but trifling . The resemblance between incidents in the lives of Isaac and Abraham is noteworthy; in each case Isaac appears to be the more original . See further IsnMAEL, and note that the pair Isaac and Ishmael correspond to Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Esau . On general questions, see E .
See also:Meyer, Israelilen (
See also:Index, s.v.) . For attempts to find a mythological
See also:interpretation of Isaac's life, see
See also:Mythology of the
See also:Hebrews; Winkler, Gesch . Israels (vol. ii.) .
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