Isaac (He Laugheth), was born when Abraham was age 100 and Sarah was age 91 (Gen. 17) and then sometime afterwards comes the famous bible story where God commands Abraham to offer up Isaac as a sacrife (Gen. 22). He would inherit the birthright and the patriarchal bloodline to King David and Jesus Christ.

The son born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age, the child of promise, and the heir of the promises (Gen. 15:1–6; 17:15–19; 18:9–15; 21:1–8). The main interest of his life gathers around his birth, the sacrifice on Mount Moriah (Gen. 22), his marriage (24; 25), and his dealings with his sons (27; 28). There are numerous references to him in various parts of the Bible (see especially Gal. 4:28; Heb. 11:9, 17, 20). In character he appears to have been a peace-loving shepherd of great personal piety, full of affection for the members of his own family. In D&C 132:37 we are told that Isaac is now exalted and sits upon a throne with Abraham and Jacob (see also Matt. 8:11).

Rebecca and Isaac were one of the four couples believed to be buried in the Cave of the Patriarchs, the other three being Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and Jacob and Leah.

Genesis 29 Narrative

Jacob meets Rachel at the well—He serves Laban seven years for her—Laban gives to Jacob first Leah then Rachel in marriage—Jacob serves another seven years—Leah bears Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. Genesis 29.

Genesis 35 Narrative

And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. (Genesis 35:27-29)


  1. Esau ben Isaac -
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Offspring of Isaac and Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel
Name Birth Death Joined with
Esau ben Isaac Adah bat Elon Aholibamah bat Anah Bashemath bat Ishmael Adah bat Elon Aholibamah bat Anah Bashemath bat Ishmael Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite
Jacob ben Isaac 9999 Land of Canaan 9999 Goshen, Egypt Leah, daughter of Laban Rachel, daughter of Laban Bilhah, daughter of Laban Leah, daughter of Laban Rachel, daughter of Laban Bilhah, daughter of Laban Zilpah, daughter of Laban



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