Why does the Torah find it necessary to add that Yishmael was the son of Hagar ha'Mitzris Shifchas Sarah?


Rashbam and Ramban (Bereishis 25:19): To stress that Yishmael was not the real son of Avraham, in contrast to Pasuk 10, where it adds "Avraham bore Yitzchak" - since he was his real son. 1


Ha'Emek Davar: Regarding Avraham, Yishmael is called a son. Regarding Sarah and Yitzchak, he is called a Ben Shifchah.


Hadar Zekenim (on 25:19): The son of a Nochris is not called your son, rather, her son (Kidushin 68b).

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