Ishmael not merely “laughing” but “Issac-ing”

When Sarah gives birth to her son, she names him “Isaac” (יצחק; Yitzhaq), saying, “God has made laughter (צחק; tzhoq) for me; everyone who hears will laugh (יצחק; yitzhaq) with me” (Genesis 21:6). On the day that Isaac is weaned, Abraham gives a celebratory feast at which “Sarah saw [Ishmael] the son of Hagar the […]

Keturah concubine of patriarch Abraham

Abraham had several concubines of which Keturah was one of those bondmaids or woman bondservant or unmarried female serf or slave.