SARAH (PERSON) [Heb śārâ (שָׂרָה)]. Var. SARAI. The name of two women in the Bible.1. The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. In Genesis 11, 12, and 16 Sarah is called Sarai, an older form of the name which in Hebrew means “princess.” In Gen 17:15, the Priestly version of God’s covenant with Abraham,
Sarah. 1. Wife of Abraham whose name was originally Sarai (Gn 11:29). Her name was changed to Sarah (princess) when she was promised that she would bear a son and become the mother of nations and kings (17:15, 16). Sarah was both the wife and half sister of Abraham (20:12).Sarah accompanied Abraham
Sarahsârʹə [Heb. śārâ, Gk. Sarra]; AV NT SARA; SARAIsârʹī [Heb. śāray; Gk. Sara]. The name of Abraham’s wife, Isaac’s mother. In Gen. 17:15 she was given the name Sarah in place of the archaic form Sarai. Heb. śārâ means “princess” or “noblewoman” (Jgs. 5:29; 1 K. 11:3; Est. 1:18; Isa. 49:23;
SARAH1. Wife of Abraham whose name was originally Sarai (Gn 11:29). Her name was changed to Sarah (“princess”) when she was promised that she would bear a son and become the mother of nations and kings (17:15–16). Sarah was both the wife and the half sister of Abraham (20:12).Sarah accompanied Abraham
Sarah (sair´uh; Heb., “princess”).1 Abraham’s wife, who shared his journey to the land promised to them by God and lived with him there. She is initially called Sarai, just as Abraham is initially called Abram, but in Gen. 17:15, God declares that she is henceforth to be called Sarah.God promised Abram
Sarai (sair´i), a variant spelling of Sarah, the name of Abraham’s wife (Gen. 11:29–31; 12:5, 11, 17; 16:1–3, 5–6, 8; 17:15). Her name was changed by God to “Sarah” (17:15) at the time she received a divine blessing, as Abram’s name was changed to “Abraham” (17:5). See alsoSarah.
SARAH1. The later name of Sarai (Heb. śāray, the old Semitic feminine form), the principal wife of Abraham (q.v.), and the mother of Isaac (q.v.). Both Sarah and Sarai mean “princess.”About ten years younger than Abraham, Sarah was his half sister on his father Terah’s side (Gen 20:12). She was still
SARAH, SARAI (Heb. śārâ, ‘princess’). The principal wife of Abram, and also his half-sister on his father Terah’s side (Gn. 20:12). She went with him from Ur of the Chaldees, through Harran, to the land of Canaan. Famine caused them to turn aside to Egypt, and, as Abram feared that her outstanding
Sarah (Heb. kārâ) (also SARAI)1. The primary ancestress of the Jewish people, and of Christians and Muslims as well. Introduced late in Gen. 11 as Sarai, wife of Abram, she functions between Gen. 11 and 23 as companion to Abraham. Called by God from their dwelling in the East (Ur of Babylon via Haran),
SARAH שׂרה//שׂריI. The name of the matriarch Sarah śārâ (Gen 12–15; 49:31; Isa 51:2), alternatively spelled śārāy (Gen 11–17), is derived from a noun *śarr- ‘sovereign; prince’, the name meaning ‘princess’ or the like (Zadok 1988:148; pace HALAT 1262). The Book of Tobit relates about another
SARAH (Hebrew, “princess”) The name of two women in the Old Testament.1. The wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac; she is called Sarai from Gen 11:29 to Gen 17:15. Her name was changed to reflect the new role that she and her husband were to play in history as recipients of the Abrahamic covenant.