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Serah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Serah, Daughter of Asher
Serah, Daughter of Asher (שֶׂרַח‎, serach). The granddaughter of Jacob and Zilpah (Gen 29:24) and the daughter of Asher (Gen 46:17; Num 26:46; 1 Chr 7:30). It is speculated that Serah may have been ancestor of a prominent Asherite clan since she is mentioned in all of the Asherite genealogies.
Sarah, Daughter of Terah
Sarah (שָׂרָ֖ה‎, sarah). Wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. The first matriarch of Israel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Serah (Person)
SERAH (PERSON) [Heb śeraḥ (שֶׂרַח)]. The daughter of Asher (Gen 46:17; Num 26:46; 1 Chr 7:30). Serah also was the granddaughter of Jacob and Zilpah, the maid whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah on the occasion of Leah’s marriage to Jacob (Gen 29:24). Serah’s name is included in every genealogical
Sarah (Person)
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,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sara
Sara. kjv rendering of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, in Hebrews 1:11 and 1 Peter 3:6.See Sarah #1.
Sarah
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Serah
Serah sir̄tə [Heb. śeraḥ—‘abundance’]; AV also SARAH. Daughter of Asher and the head of a clan bearing her name (Gen. 46:17; Nu. 26:46; 1 Ch. 7:30). The unusual fact of her inclusion in the genealogies has given rise to Jewish legends explaining her prominence.
Sarah
Sarah sârʹə [Heb. śārâ, Gk. Sarra]; AV NT SARA; SARAI sârʹī [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;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sara
SARA* kjv rendering of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, in Hebrews 11:11 and 1 Peter 3:6. See Sarah #1.
Sarah
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Serah
Serah (sihr´uh), a daughter descended from the Hebrew tribe of Asher (Gen. 46:17). Serah reportedly moved to Egypt. She is subsequently included in the census (Num. 26:46; 1 Chron. 7:30) of settlers in Canaan. This prominence spawned heroine status in later nonbiblical stories.
Sarah
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Serah
SERAH. A daughter of Asher (Gen 46:17; 1 Chr 7:30; Num 26:46), Sarah, a sister of Imnah, Ishuah, Ishuai, and Beriah, with whom she went into Egypt with Jacob. In Num 26:46 her name occurs in a census reportedly taken from Moses in the wilderness.Because of the prominence of her name in the genealogical
Sarah
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Serah
Serah (Heb. keraḥ)The daughter of the patriarch Asher (Gen. 46:17; Num. 26:46; 1 Chr. 7:30). The name may represent a clan or place.
Sarah
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),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Serah
Serah [sĭrˊə (Heb. śeraḥ). The daughter of the patriarch Asher (Gen. 46:17; Num. 26:46; KJV “Sarah”; 1 Chr. 7:30).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Sarah
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sarah
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.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Serah
Se´rah, the daughter of Asher, Gen. 46:17; 1 Chron. 7:30, called in Num. 26:46 Sarah. (b.c. about 1700.)
Sarah
Sa´rah (princess).1. The wife and half-sister, Gen. 20:12, of Abraham, and mother of Isaac. Her name is first introduced in Gen. 11:29 as Sarai. The change of her name from Sarai, my princess (i.e., Abraham’s), to Sarah, princess (for all the race), was made at the same time that Abram’s name was changed
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