The Rediscovered Country: Ishmael and Isaac… pt 2

Dr. Heard is continuing his education of me concerning the issue of Ishmael and his mocking of Isaac…

The other day, I started a brief series on Genesis 21:9, arguing against a line of interpretation that accuses Abraham’s older son Ishmael of sexually abusing his younger brother, Isaac. Part 1 simply announced the series, explaining why I decided to address this issue and how I would proceed. In this installment, I’ll focus on the Hebrew word צחק (tsachaq) and the nature of euphemism….

Read the rest here….

Higgaion » Ishmael didn’t molest Isaac, part 2: It’s just a cigar.

Looks like a great series…

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