Gen. 21:9

From: Dr. Bill W. Rodgers (
Date: Wed Nov 11 1998 - 00:07:56 EST

One of the possible meanings of the Hebrew verb used here is "to mock."
And we can find various forms of PAIZW used in this manner is the LXX.
It appears to me that Ishmael was mocking Isaac, as young rivals are
wont to do!

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