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Hagar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid and mother of Abraham’s firstborn son, Ishmael. Her name may arise from the Hebrew verb הגר‎ (hgr) meaning “to flee,” which is paralleled in Abraham’s request for her and Ishmael to leave.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hagar
Hagar (הָגָֽר‎, hagar; Ἁγὰρ, Hagar). Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid and mother of Abraham’s firstborn son, Ishmael. Her name may arise from the Hebrew verb הגר‎ (hgr) meaning “to flee,” which is paralleled in Abraham’s request for her and Ishmael to leave.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hagar (Person)
HAGAR (PERSON) [Heb hāgār (הָגָר)]. According to Genesis 16; 21:8–21; 25:12, Hagar was the handmaiden of Sarah (Gen 16:1) with whom Abraham fathered his son Ishmael. See also ISHMAEL (PERSON); ISHMAELITES. Genesis 16 is a short story of high literary standing: human attempts to implement the divine
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hagar
Hagar. Egyptian handmaid of Sarai, the wife of Abram. At Sarai’s insistence Abram took Hagar as his concubine and she became the mother of his son Ishmael (Gn 16:1–16; 21:9–21).When God commanded Abram to leave Mesopotamia, he promised to make a great nation of him and to give the new land to his seed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hagar
Hagar hāʹgär [Heb. hāg̱ār—‘emigration,’ ‘flights’; Gk. Hagar]. An Egyptian woman, the handmaid or slave of Sarai; a present, perhaps, from Pharaoh when Abram dissembled to him in Egypt (Gen. 12:16). Mention is made of her in two passages (Gen. 16; 21:8–21).In the first narrative (Gen. 16) it is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hagar
HAGAR Egyptian handmaid of Sarai, the wife of Abram. At Sarai’s insistence, Abram took Hagar as his concubine, and she became the mother of his son Ishmael (Gn 16:1–16; 21:9–21).When God commanded Abram to leave Mesopotamia, he promised to make a great nation of him and to give the new land to his seed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hagar
Hagar (hay´gahr), the Egyptian slave-girl whom Sarah gave to Abraham as a wife; she bore him Ishmael and became the matriarch of the Ishmaelites. There are two stories concerning Hagar in the Bible, both of which reveal rivalry between her and Sarah. In the first (Gen. 16:1–16) Sarai (Sarah) has borne
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hagar
Hagar in the Wilderness by Corot. MMHAGAR. An Egyptian woman who belonged to Sarai, the wife of Abram. Sarai was prevented from bearing children, so she gave Hagar to Abram as a wife, hoping that she might have a child through her (Gen 16). The Nuzu tablets reveal that this practice was common, and
Agar
AGAR. The Gr. version of the Heb. Hagar (q.v.). It is used allegorically by Paul in Gal 4:24–25.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hagar
HAGAR. A Semitic, not an Egyptian, name and thus perhaps given to the woman by Abraham when he left Egypt. It may mean ‘flight’ or something similar, cf. Arab. hegira. Hagar was an Egyp. bondservant in Abraham’s household, handmaid to Sarah; Abraham probably acquired her during his visit to Egypt. With
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hagar
Hagar (Heb. hāg̱ār)An Egyptian woman, servant to the matriarch Sarai. The story of Hagar, representing two strands of tradition in Gen. 16, 21, is one of status competition, surrogate motherhood, ethnic conflict, class struggle, abuse, exile, and triumph.The barren Sarai gives Hagar to Abram “as
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hagar
Hagar [hāˊgär] (Heb. hāg̱ār “wandering” or “fleeing”). The Egyptian maid of Sarai (Gen. 16:1), perhaps one of the maidservants given to Abram by the pharaoh (12:16; note that the name is Semitic). In accordance with custom, the barren Sarai gave her servant to Abram to fulfill the Lord’s promise
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hagar
HAGAR An Egyptian handmaid, servant, or slave of Sarah, the wife of Abraham (Gen 16). When Sarah proved sterile, she suggested that Abraham take Hagar as his wife and so bear children (Gen 16:2). Abraham then had a son, Ishmael, by Hagar. When, however, Hagar became excessively proud of her son and held
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hagar
Ha´gar (flight), an Egyptian woman, the handmaid or slave of Sarah, Gen. 16:1, whom the latter gave as a concubine to Abraham, after he had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan and had no children by Sarah. ch. 16:2, 3. (b.c. 1912.) When Hagar saw that she had conceived, “her mistress was despised in
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