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Isaac

Picture description: Godfrey Kneller’s 1689 portrait of Isaac Newton
Picture copyright: http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/art/portrait.html

bible verse

Genesis 17:19

meaning

The name was derived from the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq), meaning “he will laugh”. In the Old Testament, Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah when they were aged a hundred and ninety respectively. Isaac was given the name because Sarah had laughed at the messengers of God when they told her she would bear a child regardless of her old age. In the Book of Genesis, God tested Abraham’s faith by commanding him to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham obeyed but God’s angel prevented him from killing Isaac at the last moment.
When Isaac was forty, he married Rebecca, and twenty years later his twin sons Esau and Jacob were born.
Isaac Newton, an English physicist, was a famous bearer of the name. He viewed the existence of God undeniable before the grandeur of all creation.

gender

Male

example

Keywords

Abraham    Esau    faith    Isaac    Jacob    Rebecca    sacrifice    Sarah   

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