Character Study on Sara

Character Study on Sara

Genesis 11: And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Genesis 11: But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
Genesis 11: And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Genesis 12: And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Genesis 12: And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Genesis 12: And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
Genesis 16: Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Genesis 16: And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Genesis 16: And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
Genesis 16: And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
Genesis 16: But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
Genesis 16: And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Genesis 17: And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
Genesis 17: Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
Genesis 17: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Genesis 17: But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Genesis 18: And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
Genesis 18: And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
Genesis 18: And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
Genesis 18: Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Genesis 18: Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Genesis 18: And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Genesis 18: Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
Genesis 18: Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
Genesis 20: And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Genesis 20: And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
Genesis 20: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
Genesis 20: For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
Genesis 21: And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
Genesis 21: For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Genesis 21: And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
Genesis 21: And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
Genesis 21: And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
Genesis 21: And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
Genesis 21: And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Genesis 23: And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
Genesis 23: And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
Genesis 23: And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
Genesis 24: And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
Genesis 24: And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Genesis 25: The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
Genesis 25: Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
Genesis 49: There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
Numbers 26: And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.
1 Chronicles 4: And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
Isaiah 51: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Romans 4: And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
Romans 9: For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Hebrews 11: Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
1 Peter 3: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Sara(h)
(ssay'ruh) Variant Hebrew form of name Sarai. See Sarai .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sarah, Sarai, Sara
Wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Abraham said she was the daughter of his father but not of his mother, therefore he called her 'sister'; but God preserved her in His mercy to Abraham, who had, through fear, denied his true relationship to her in the land of Egypt and before Abimelech. Sarah, being barren, gave to Abraham her Egyptian handmaid Hagar, who, when she had conceived, despised her mistress. Sarah then dealt harshly with her and she ran away; but the angel of the Lord sent her back, and Ishmael was born.

When God promised Abraham that a son should be born to him of Sarah, He altered her name from Sarai to Sarah, which signifies 'princess.' The meaning of Sarai is uncertain. Jerome gave 'my princess;' others 'princely;' others 'contentious;' Fürst says, 'Jah is ruler.' (See NAMES.) When Sarah heard that she was to have a son, she laughed within herself, for she was old, but it was known by the Lord, and then, being afraid, she denied that she had laughed.

In fulfilment of God's promise, Isaac was at length born. When he was weaned, Ishmael was seen mocking, which roused Sarah to demand the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael. Though it was grievous to Abraham, God bade him do what Sarah desired. This is taken up in Galatians 4 as a figure of Christians being children of the free woman, that is, of Jerusalem which is above, which, says the apostle, is our mother. Ishmael represents the man born after the flesh, who persecutes him born after the Spirit.

Sarah lived to the age of 127, and died in Kirjath-arba, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah, which was purchased as a burying place. Her history is given in Genesis 11 — Genesis 23 . Sarah is held up in the N.T. as an example of faith, Hebrews 11:11 ; and also as a wife who was in subjection to her husband. 1 Peter 3:6 .

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sara
(Hebrew: princess)

Stepsister and wife of Abraham (Genesis 12:20). Her original name, Sarai, was changed by God's command (17). She gave birth to Isaac when she was 90 years of age, prevailed upon Abraham to expel Agar and Ismael (21) and died at the age of 127 in Hebron (23), where she was buried in the narrow cave of Macpelah.

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Agar - (Hebrew: wandering) ... Handmaid of Sara (Genesis 16; 21; Galatians 4) by whom Abraham begot Ismael. After the birth of Isaac, Sara caused the expulsion of Agar and her son from the dwellings of the patriarch
Cave of machpelah - The cave in Hebron, Israel, wherein are buried Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sara, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah
Sirah, the Well of - Αin Sara , a "spring and reservoir" on the western side of the ancient northern road, one mile out of Hebron, may represent Sirah. Sirah and Sara mean alike "withdrawn," referring to the fact that the spring is withdrawn
Zareth-Shahar - A Sara at wady Zerka Main, a mile from the Dead Sea, may now represent it
Ragu'el, - ) ... A pious Jew of "Ecbatane, a of Media," father of Sara, the wife of Tobias
President - (Sarac or sareca , only used ( Daniel 6:1 ) . the Chaldee equivalent for Hebrew shter , probably from Sara , Zend
Lia - She was buried in the cave of Machpelah, beside Sara and Rebecca (Genesis 49)
Leah - She was buried in the cave of Machpelah, beside Sara and Rebecca (Genesis 49)
Ashmedai - (Ashmedai) Demon, mentioned in the Book of Tobias, who fell in love with Sara, and slew her seven successive husbands on the night of their nuptials
Asmodeus - (Ashmedai) Demon, mentioned in the Book of Tobias, who fell in love with Sara, and slew her seven successive husbands on the night of their nuptials
si'Rah - There is a spring and reservoir on the western side of the ancient northern road, about one mile out of Hebron, which is called Ain Sara
Mambre, Vale of - There dwelt his posterity, and there he was buried, in the cave of Machpelah, with Sara, Jacob, Rebecca and Lia
Vale of Mambre - There dwelt his posterity, and there he was buried, in the cave of Machpelah, with Sara, Jacob, Rebecca and Lia
Ishmael - In his boyhood he and his mother were sent into the wilderness by Abraham at the request of Sara his wife, a request to which he was directed by God to accede
Abraham - He promised him, moreover, a son by the barren Sara. Sara died at the age of 127
Hebron - On the death of Sara, his wife, he bought there the cave of Machpelah as a burial-place for her, Isaac, Jacob and himself
Isaac - (Hebrew: in a few places) ... The son of Abraham and Sara
Sarah - " She is also mentioned as Sara in Hebrews 11:11 among the Old Testament worthies, who "all died in faith
Sarah - Or Sara, the wife of Abraham, the daughter of his father by another mother, Genesis 20:12 . When God made a covenant with Abraham, he changed the name of Sarai or my princess, into that of Sarah, or princess; and promised Abraham a son by her, which was fulfilled in due time. Sarah lived to the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years. She died in the valley of Hebron, and Abraham came to Beer-sheba to mourn for her, after which he bought a field of Ephron the Hittite, wherein was a cave hewn in the rock, called Machpelah, where Sarah was buried, Genesis 23:9
i'Saac - (laughter ), the son whom Sara bore to Abraham, in the hundredth year of his age, at Gerar
David - 1 Sara