Fear of Isaac

Fear of Isaac is a name that Jacob spoke in reference to the relationship that his father, Isaac, had with God. The Hebrew word, pakhad, is a strong one and can mean terror or awe. It is not clear why Isaac related to God in this way.

Fear of Isaac in Hebrew:

Pakhad Yitskhaq

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 6343, 3327

Bible reference: Gen. 31:42 (see also verse 53)

Jacob said to his uncle, Laban:

If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands, and last night he rebuked you. (Genesis 31:42 NIV)

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