Tagged: Hagar

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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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Hagar: Scriptural patterns of sexual assault

The Abrahamic covenant is a key part of Mormon doctrine.  We believe that by making and keeping our covenants, we can receive all the blessings that Abraham was promised even if we are not...