Isaac was 5 years old when Ishmael (19) threatened him and was subsequently put out of Abraham’s camp with his mother Hagar. After they left, Hagar found a wife (Meribah from among her people in Egypt) for Ishmael.
I love how Yasher fills in the gaps in Torah and gives us a better chronology of events; this is the reason I built my chronology of events for Abraham’s life. Between Genesis chapter 21:21 and verse 22, seven years have gone by and Ishmael, with his 2nd wife and children (Meribah was given a bill of divorce for being a bit.., er, wicked woman) returned to Abraham’s camp and stayed there many years.
Yasher 22:1 And Ishmael then rose up and took his wife and his children and his cattle and all belonging to him, and he journeyed from there and he went to his father in the land of the Philistines.
Yasher 22:4 And the days increased and reached twenty-six years, and after that Abraham with his servants and all belonging to him went from the land of the Philistines and removed to a great distance, and they came near to Beersheba, and they remained there, and the servants of Abraham dug wells of water, and Abraham and all belonging to him dwelt by the water, and the servants of Abimelech king of the Philistines heard the report that Abraham’s servants had dug wells of water in the borders of the land.
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