noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Hebrew Yiṣḥāq Date: before 12th century the son of Abraham and father of Jacob according to the account in Genesis

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  • ISAAC — (Heb. יִשְׂחָק ,יִצְחָק), son of abraham and sarah , second of the patriarchs of the people of Israel. Isaac was born when Abraham was 100 years old (Gen. 21:5) and Sarah 90 (17:17), exactly a quarter of a century after the family had migrated… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ISAAC — (middle of the second century), tanna. He is not mentioned in the Mishnah but is often cited in beraitot, especially those dealing with halakhic exegesis in the Talmuds, and in the halakhic Midrashim of the school of R. Ishmael: Mekhilta, Sifrei… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac — • The son of Abraham and Sara Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Isaac     Isaac     † Catholi …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ISAAC — Deuxième personnage de l’histoire patriarcale et de la généalogie qui la sous tend, Isaac se situe comme fils d’Abraham et père de Jacob. «Isaac» est un nom théophore (dont l’élément divin se trouve absent: Yischaq, «que [Dieu] rie», ou «[Dieu] a …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ISAAC — may refer to:*ISAAC (cipher), a pseudorandom number generator *ISAAC (comics), a supercomputer in Marvel Comics …   Wikipedia

  • Isaac — Isaac,   Yzaac [ iz ], Heinrich, flämischer Komponist, * in den Niederlanden um 1450, ✝ Florenz 26. 3. 1517; wurde bald nach 1480 von Lorenzo I. de Medici als Organist (an San Giovanni und Santa Maria del Fiore) nach Florenz berufen. Nach dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Isaac — m Biblical name, borne by the son of Abraham, who was about to be sacrificed by his father according to a command of God which was changed at the last moment. A ram, caught in a nearby thicket, was sacrificed instead (Genesis 22: 1–13). Isaac… …   First names dictionary

  • Isaac — C est en Normandie (76) que le nom est de très loin le plus répandu. On le rencontre aussi dans le Pas de Calais et en Guadeloupe. Il correspond au prénom biblique porté par le second fils d Abraham. Il signifie en hébreu il rira (yiSHaq), et a… …   Noms de famille

  • Isaac — Isaac, Inselgruppe im Lucayenarchipel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Isaac — masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from L.L., from Gk. Isaak, from Heb. Yitzhaq, lit. he laughs, imperf. of tzahaq he laughed …   Etymology dictionary

  • Isaac — [ī′zək] n. [LL(Ec) Isaacus < Gr(Ec) Isaak < Heb yitshāq, lit., laughter: see Gen. 17:17] 1. a masculine name: dim. Ike 2. Bible one of the patriarchs, son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob and Esau: Gen. 21:3 …   English World dictionary

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