saac literally means “He laughs” in Hebrew…or he’s laughing…I mean, he’s having fun!
If you want to pronounce his name in Hebrew, you have to say “Yeetz-Hack”. (Root is “tsa-xhak”). The word is meant to sound like what it means–hahahahahhah! Literally. I’m serious. I did not make this up. You can check Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon. So now do you believe me?
By the way, just for the record, Sarah was NOT the first to laugh at the angels, or to just laugh when the angels gave the prophecy of Isaac. It was actually Avraham. Gen17:17, Avraham actually fell on his face isaking (tsa-hak). Then Sarah isaked (tsa-hak). And the Lord asked her why she tsa-haked.
So you know where this is going–they called the kid “He laughs.” “”And Sarah said, “God hath made me to isaac (tsa-hak), so that all who hear will isaac (tsa-hak) with me.” So make sure you tsa-hak with Sarah.
Playing with Isaac’s name doesn’t end there! When Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, Hagar ws mocking. Hagar was isaaking (tsa-hak)!
But this is my favorite verse: Gen26:8 “And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.” Isaac himself was isaaking (tsa-hak)! The Hebrew literally reads Yits-hak tsa-hak Rivkah (Rebekah). It means they were goofing around. Isaac was living up to his name! What a gene pool. And that’s why there are so many brilliant Jewish comedians. Now you know. Because you study Biblical Hebrew.