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[ahy-zuh k] /ˈaɪ zək/
a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Gen. 21:1–4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”. Unabridged
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  • To what special test did God put Abraham with reference to his son Isaac?

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • Can you tell me where I can find the residence of Mr. Isaac Jackson?

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Rev. Isaac McCoy was appointed agent and detailed to approach the tribes with explanations.

  • Isaac laid a hand upon his shoulder and smiled at him benevolently.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • He had avenged her as well as himself; but had he avenged her, now that he held Isaac Worthington in his power?

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for Isaac


an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Isaac

masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from Late Latin, from Greek Isaak, from Hebrew Yitzhaq, literally "he laughs," imperf. of tzahaq "he laughed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Isaac in Culture

Isaac definition

The son of Abraham and the father of Jacob and Esau.

Note: Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac at God's request. (See Abraham and Isaac.)
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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