“And the Lord blessed Abraham with everything [bakkol]” What is bakkol?Rabbi Meir says: that he did not have a daughter. Rabbi Yehuda says: that he had a daughter. Others say: Abraham had a daughter and her name was Bakkol. Rabbi Elazar HaModa’i says: Abraham our forefather was so knowledgeable in astrology [itztagninut] that all the kings of the East and the West would come early to his door. Rabbi Shimon ben Yoḥai says: A precious stone hung around the neck of Abraham our forefather; any sick person who looked at it would immediately be healed. When Abraham our forefather died, the Holy One, Blessed be He, hung this stone from the sphere of the sun...
Alternatively, that Esau did not rebel in Abraham’s lifetime. Alternatively, that Ishmael repented in Abraham’s lifetime. From where do we derive that Esau did not rebel in Abraham’s lifetime? As it is written: “And Jacob was cooking a stew and Esau came in from the field and he was faint” (Genesis 25:29), and a baraita taught: On that day Abraham our forefather passed away, and Jacob our forefather prepared a lentil stew to comfort Isaac, his father. And what is different about lentils? They say in the West, in the name of Rabba bar Mari: Just as this lentil has no mouth, so too a mourner has no mouth. Alternatively, just as this lentil is round, so too mourning comes around to the inhabitants of the world.
And from where do we derive that Ishmael repented in Abraham’s lifetime?... Meanwhile Rava, awoke and said to them: Children [dardekei], this is what Rabbi Yoḥanan says: Ishmael repented in the lifetime of his father, as it is stated: “And Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him” (Genesis 25:9).
But perhaps the verse listed them in the order of their wisdom; But if that is so, “And Esau and Jacob, his sons, buried him” (Genesis 35:29).
What is the reason that the verse there did not list them in the order of their wisdom? Rather, since Ishmael allowed Isaac to precede him, Ishmael made Isaac his leader, and since he made him his leader, learn from it that he repented in Abraham’s lifetime.