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Isaac

[ ahy-zuhk ]
/ ˈaɪ zək /
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noun

a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Genesis 21:1–4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Isaac

Isaac
/ (ˈaɪzək) /

noun

an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
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Cultural definitions for Isaac

Isaac

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

notes for Isaac

Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac at God's request. (See Abraham and Isaac.)
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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