Genesis 21:5, 8-9  KJV. And here we see the boomerang returning to him. Jèlèd, meaning: child, male child, boy. 13. Genesis 21:14 However, many years later Sarah (formerly Sarai) also bore a child Isaac. ( Log Out /  The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. Van Noort Abraham is called the father of faith (Romans 4:11–12) because of his response to God both in leaving his homeland and receiving a son in his old age. There are quite a few suggestions, most of which strike me as a bit desperate. The Samaritan Pentateuch and Philo record Terah’s age at his death as being 145, not 205. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Romans 4:19). 9. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. The issue with Abram is not simply that 100 is old to have a child, it’s that 100 is old to have a child when you’ve been trying for decades without any luck and your wife is post-menopausal (Genesis 18:11). 86 years old And Abram [Abraham] was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. I have not been able to discern, however, how this apparent contradiction relates to Abram’s age at Ishmael’s birth. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. ( Log Out /  Genesis 16:16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. There’s a whole range of related timing problems in these passages that lead to an apparent contradiction. Copyright © B.J.E. That God encouraged Abraham to drive out a woman with her baby in hand. How many of Adin’s offspring returned from Babylon? Seventy-five years later (as Gen. 12:4 tells us), Abraham left Haran upon his father’s death at age 205. You indicated that Abraham remarried Keturah when he was 140 years old and that Keturah had given birth to Ishmael when Abraham was 85 years old.. That would resolve the problem, but I’m not wild about it. They argue that if the passage is left where it is, the child must be 17 and above because according to them, Abraham was 86 years old when he had Ishmael. 14. The main objection to this proposal is that if Terah had Abram when he was 130, God’s promise that Abram would have a child at 100 doesn’t seem that amazing, but the Bible always treats it as amazing (eg. And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram. Genesis 16:16 More than 135 years old Abraham's father, Terah, was seventy years old when Abraham was born. He was an infant. How old was Ishmael at that time? If Terah had Abram when he was 70 and lived to 205, Abram must have been 135 when Terah died, We’re told that Terah died in Genesis 11:32, yet five chapters later in Genesis 16:16 we’re told that Abram is only 86 years old, which according to Genesis 11:32 would still be 49 years before Terah’s death, Acts 7:4 says God sent Abram to Canaan only, But Genesis 12:4 says Abram left Haran for Canaan when he was 75…, So that would make Terah 145 when God sent Abram to Canaan, 60 years before his death, When Genesis 11:26 says, “After Terah had lived 70 years he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran” it probably doesn’t mean he had triplets at 70, but rather that he began to have children at 70, and Abram is listed first not because he is oldest, but because he is the most important.