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1)

Can we infer from "va'Teled Lo" that Halachically, Bnei Keturah are considered Avraham's children?

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Seforno: We cannot. It says so because Avraham raised them in his home. (Refer to 25:4:151:1.)

2)

Why does the Torah not stress the miracle that Avraham fathered more children in his old age?

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Ha'Emek Davar: Once his ability to have children was opened, it became his nature 1 , just like the rock in the Midbar. Once it gave water, this became its nature.


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This was at least 40 years after Yitzchak was born. Yitzchak was born only 14 years after R. Yishmael. Why does the Torah stress (18:11) that Avraham would father Yitzchak in his old age? Yishmael was an aberration; he was born before Hashem changed Avram's name to Avraham. Astrology taught that Avram cannot father! (Heard from R. Moshe Shapiro)

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