It was after the death of Abraham that God blessed Isaac his son and Isaac then settled at the well Lahai-Roi. Why the sudden move to Lahai Roi? This was the place where an angel promised Isaac's brother and rival, Ishmael, that he would yet flourish into a mighty nation. After his father's passing, Alshikh explains, Isaac became an orphan and grew closer to God. Now he truly felt like God was his father. This gave him the courage to confront the place where his older brother was promised greatness. As the Prophet Isaiah says: "Fear not, for I am with you, Be not frightened, for I am your God; I strengthen you and I help you…"