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Sarah Abraham

A depiction of Sarah and her husband, Abraham on the far left, hosting three angels in white robes

Sarah or Sara (/ˈsɛərə/ SAIR-ə;[1] Hebrew: שָׂרָה‬, Modern Sara, Tiberian Śārā ISO 259-3 Śara; Latin: Sara; Arabic: سارا or سارة Sāra) was the half–sister and wife of Abraham[2] and the mother of Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible. Her name was originally Sarai (Hebrew: שָׂרָי‬, Sarai). According to Genesis 17:15, God changed her name to Sarah as part of a covenant after Hagar bore Abraham his first son, Ishmael. The Hebrew name Sarah indicates a woman of high rank and is translated as "princess" or "noblewoman".

Sarah means “princess.” The wife of Abraham. From Gen. 11:29–17:15 the form of the name used is Sarai (which possibly means “contentions,” or more probably is another form of Sarah). She was married to Abraham before he left Ur. In her old age she became the mother of Isaac (Gen. 21:2). She died before her husband and was buried in the cave of Machpelah at Hebron (Gen. 23:2). See also Isa. 51:2; Rom. 4:19; Heb. 11:11; 1 Pet. 3:6.

Death and Burial

The book of Genesis records the death and burial of Abraham's wife in a cave that he purchased from the sons of Heth in the Land of Canaan. Abraham dies and is buried in the same place. (Gen 25)


1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
Genesis 23:1-2,19

Marriage and Family

Abraham was a very righteous man, yet on multiple occassions he introduced Sarah as his sister instead of his wife. This has led to some speculation that he had married either a step-sister or niece.



Children


Offspring of Abram or Abraham and Sarai, daughter of Terah
Name Birth Death Joined with
Isaac ben Abraham 9999 Mamre, Land of Canaan Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel

Siblings


Offspring of Terah and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abraham ben Terah 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia 9999 Kirjath-arba, Hebron, Land of Canaan Sarai, daughter of Terah
Hagar, handmaid of Sarah
Keturah

Nahor ben Terah 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia Milcah, daughter of Haran
Reumah (?-?)

Haran ben Terah 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia

Offspring of Terah and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarai, daughter of Terah 9999 City of Ur, Mesopotamia 9999 Kirjath-arba, Hebron, Land of Canaan Abraham ben Terah

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