Lech L’cha – Torah In Haiku

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AVRAM’S FIRST BORN SON …
NAMED BY AN ANGEL OF GOD …
“CALL HIM ISHMAEL” —

Genesis 16:1,3-4
Sarai, Avram’s wife, had borne him no children … So [she] took her maid, Hagar the Egyptian … and gave her to her husband Avram as concubine. He cohabited with Hagar and she conceived.

Hagar fled after being treated harshly by Sarai, and encountered an angel.

Genesis 16:11
The angel of God said to [Hagar] … “Behold, you are with child and shall bear a son; You shall call him Ishmael*,  for God paid heed to your suffering.

*Ishmael = “God hears”

Torah In HaikuThe Torah In Haiku
by Ed Nickow • www.thetorahinhaiku.com

 

Whale fin picture by Dr.Haus via Wikimedia Commons

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