Naming Names

God will change their names: Abram will become Abraham and Sarai will become Sarah. Abraham and Sarah will have a child. The miracle does not involve any violation of nature’s laws or any abrogation of an ancient decree; the miracle takes place through language.

comments Print

Toward the end of this week's Torah reading, when God repeats his promise that Abraham will have a son with his wife Sarah, Abraham responds, "Oh that...