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Ishmael, Yishmael. Questions regarding the biblical figure, Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar.

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Did Ishmael return home to his father Abraham?

The Torah says, on the matter of the Akedah: So early next morning, Abraham saddled his ass and took with him two of his lads and his son Isaac. [Gen. 22:3] The Midrash comments: His two lads were [...
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Why not interpret consistently the way the age at death is expressed?

The Torah says: וַיִּהְיוּ֙ חַיֵּ֣י שָׂרָ֔ה מֵאָ֥ה שָׁנָ֛ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וְשֶׁ֣בַע שָׁנִ֑ים שְׁנֵ֖י חַיֵּ֥י שָׂרָֽה׃ Sarah’s lifetime came to one hundred years and twenty years and seven years ...