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Genesis 21:7-8

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21:7 She went on to say, 1  “Who would 2  have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have given birth to a son for him in his old age!”

21:8 The child grew and was weaned. Abraham prepared 3  a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 4 

1 tn Heb “said.”

2 tn The perfect form of the verb is used here to describe a hypothetical situation.

3 tn Heb “made.”

4 sn Children were weaned closer to the age of two or three in the ancient world, because infant mortality was high. If an infant grew to this stage, it was fairly certain he or she would live. Such an event called for a celebration, especially for parents who had waited so long for a child.



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