Why does the Torah see fit to tell us Avraham's age when he bore Yishmael?


Rashi: To teach us the praiseworthiness of Yishmael, who was thirteen years old 1 when he underwent the Milah, yet he did not object. 2


Moshav Zekenim, Riva (both on verse Bereishis 17:26): It explicitly says below that he was 13 when Avraham circumcised him! Perhaps we know that he consented only due to this [extra] verse.


Yishmael (who also did Teshuvah), instilled into his children a streak of religion, something that his nephew Esav, did not do.


רש"י: לשבחו של ישמעאל נכתב: אולי בא הפסוק רק לספר מתי נימול ישמעאל?


גור אריה: בסוף הפרשה (יז,כה) כתוב שנימול בן י"ג, ולכן פירש שכאן בא לדבר בשבחו.

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