Understanding the Scriptures
|Visited (v. 1)||Blessed|
|Given children suck (v. 7)||Breast fed a baby|
|Weaned (v. 8)||No longer fed with mother’s milk|
|Bondwoman (vv. 10, 12–13)||Servant|
|Heir (v. 10)||Part of the family and receive goods from the father|
|Grievous (vv. 11–12)||Bad|
|Spent (v. 15)||Used up|
|Bowshot (v. 16)||The distance a person can shoot an arrow|
|Aileth (v. 17)||Is wrong with|
|Archer (v. 20)||Hunter with a bow and arrow|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Genesis 20–21.
Write a Letter
Imagine yourself in either Abraham’s or Sarah’s situation and write a letter to a friend, telling the story of Isaac’s birth. Include details of the story back to the time when Sarah thought she could never bear children and describe how you would have felt during each part of the story. Include also the meaning of Isaac’s name and how it relates to what happened (see Genesis 21, footnote 6a).