Yitzchak

Synonyms:
Issac, yitz-KHAK, יִצְחָק
Isaac (Wikipedia)
For the given name, see Isaac (name). For other people with this name, see Isaac (disambiguation).
Isaac
Isaac a Lover of Peace.jpg
Isaac digging for the wells, imagined in a Bible illustration (c. 1900)
Prophet, Seer, Second Hebrew Patriarch, Father of Israel, Father of the Jews
Born Canaan
Died Canaan
Venerated in Judaism
Christianity
Islam

Isaac (/ˈzək/;Hebrew: יִצְחָק, Modern Yitshak, Tiberian Yiṣḥāq, ISO 259-3 Yiçḥaq, "[he] will laugh"; Ancient Greek: Ἰσαάκ Isaak; Arabic: إسحاق‎‎ or إسحٰقʼIsḥāq) as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an, was the second son of Abraham, the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and the father of Jacob and Esau. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born, and Sarah was past 90.

Isaac was one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites. Isaac was the only biblical patriarch whose name was not changed, and the only one who did not move out of Canaan. Compared to Abraham and Jacob, the Bible relates fewer incidents of Isaac's life. He died when he was 180 years old, making him the longest-lived of the three.


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