October 04, 2009

Genesis 21.1-8

The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him.

Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son whom Sarah bore him. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Now Sarah said, "God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me." And she said, "Who would have ever said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."

The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.


At 9:35 p.m., Blogger Hystery said...

I wonder when they weaned children in the time that this text was written. Was it typical to celebrate the occasion?


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