Genesis

The death and burial of Abraham’s wife, Sarah (Genesis 23:1-23:20)

After living to the age of 127 years old, Sarah died in Hebron.  After mourning her death, Abraham approached the Hittites and asked if they would be willing to sell him land he could use as a burial site for Sarah (being a foreigner to the area, Abraham owned no…
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Genesis

The Birth of Isaac and Hagar sent away (Genesis 21:1 – 21:21)

Abraham’s wife, Sarah, felt that at her advanced age, she could have no children so as was tradition for the time, she gave her handmaid, Hagar, to Abraham to conceive a son. Ultimately, Abraham and Hagar had a son that they named Ishmael. Unexpectedly, but as promised, God gave Abraham,…
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Genesis

Abraham tells king Abimelech that Sarah is his sister (Genesis 20:1 – 20:18)

Abraham moved his family, likely in search of better pastures for his herds, to Negev (located between Kadesh and Shur). From Negev he moved to Gerar where he lived for quite some time. Once again, Abraham and Sarah (his wife) told everyone that Sarah was his sister (see here for…
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Hagar and the birth of Ishmael – Hagar flees Abraham’s home and is instructed to return (Genesis 16:1 – 16:16)

Hagar and Ishmael Sarai, Abraham’s wife, had not yet had a son as God had promised.  Sarai was getting old and feeling anxious that she may never have a child.  Sarai had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar.  Abraham and Sarai obtained Hagar during their travels to Egypt.  Sarai suggested to…
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