Isaac


Isaac
/uy"zeuhk/, n.
1. a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Gen. 21:1-4.
2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "laughter."

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(as used in expressions)
Albéniz Isaac Manuel Francisco
Alfasi Isaac ben Jacob
Asimov Isaac
Funk Isaac Kauffman
Hull Isaac
Isaac Heinrich
Israeli Isaac ben Solomon
Isaac the Elder
Luria Isaac ben Solomon
Murphy Isaac Burns
Newton Sir Isaac
Peretz Isaac Leib
Rabi Isidor Isaac
Richards Isaac Vivian Alexander
Sears Isaac
Singer Isaac Bashevis
Singer Isaac Merritt
Stern Isaac
Watts Isaac
Wise Isaac Mayer

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▪ Hebrew patriarch
      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 obedience, God commanded Abraham to sacrifice the boy. Abraham made all the preparations for the ritual sacrifice, but God spared Isaac at the last moment.

      In the Old and New Testaments, God is called the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because with them God's relationship of promise and purpose was fixed for all those who descended from them. The story of Abraham's acquiescence to God's command to sacrifice Isaac was used in the early Christian church as an example of faith (Heb. 11:17) and of obedience (James 2:21). In later Jewish tradition the sacrifice of Isaac was cited in appeals for the mercy of God.

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