Category: Belief

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The God of Hagar, Part 3

Part 1, Part 2 TW mention of infertility and abuse Hagar could be called a prophet, and she’s central to understanding the Abraham story arc, but I’m glad I even managed to find Hagar’s...

A. Sarai is barren. Abram leaves protection of his father's house, God promises land to offspring (11:27-12:9) B. Sarai presented to pharaoh as Abram's sister (12:10-13:1) C. Separation from Lot, Lot rescued, God promises land to offspring (13-14) D. Covenant of the pieces. God promises numerous offspring, but they will be enslaved for 400 years. (15) E. Hagar and Ishmael (16) D.' Covenant of circumcision. Name changes. Sarah will conceive and the covenant line will be though her (17) C.' Hospitality/progeny episodes, contrasted with Lot (18-19) B.' Sarah presented to Abimelech as Abraham's sister (20) A.' Sarah conceives. Abraham ceases protection of his posterity (21:1-21 and 22:1-19) 11

The God of Hagar, Part 2

Part 1, Part 3 TW polygamy, slavery In the footnotes for Genesis 20 in the New Oxford Annotated Bible, there is a chart showing the chiastic structure of the text of Genesis 11-22. It...

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The God of Hagar, Part 1

Part 2, Part 3 I love Hagar. The Old Testament is full of dramatic stories of difficult situations and Hagar is right in the middle of one. She was the enslaved woman that Sarai...