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You want answers? You got answers.

"By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac, ... his only begotten son."

"Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, ... and offer him there for a burnt offering."

These both refer to when God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son. This, for Abraham, was the ultimate test of faith. Isaac was considered his only true, loved son. While Abraham did have other sons, Isaac was his only begotten son. Ishmael, who was born before Isaac, was not his true son, as he was not born of Abraham's real wife, Sarah. Isaac, who was born of Sarah when she was about 80-90 years old, was God's gift to Abraham.

"And Hagar bare Abraham a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael."


"For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son is his old age .... And Abraham called him Isaac."


"Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Again, yep.

"Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-woman, and the other by a free woman."

This is hardly relevant. This isn't saying he had only two sons - if you look at the context, it was comparing the origins of Isaac and Ishmael.

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