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Sarah

Sarah [N] [H] [S]

princess, the wife and at the same time the half-sister of Abraham ( Genesis 11:29 ; 20:12 ). This name was given to her at the time that it was announced to Abraham that she should be the mother of the promised child. Her story is from her marriage identified with that of the patriarch till the time of her death. Her death, at the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years (the only instance in Scripture where the age of a woman is recorded), was the occasion of Abraham's purchasing the cave of Machpelah as a family burying-place.

In the allegory of Galatians 4:22-31 she is the type of the "Jerusalem which is above." She is also mentioned as Sara in Hebrews 11:11 among the Old Testament worthies, who "all died in faith." (See ABRAHAM .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Sarah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Sarah [N] [E] [S]

lady; princess; princess of the multitude
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Sarah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Sarah [N] [E] [H]

(princess ).

  1. The wife and half-sister, ( Genesis 20:12 ) of Abraham, and mother of Isaac. Her name is first introduced in ( Genesis 11:29 ) as Sarai. The change of her name from Sarai, my princess (i.e. Abrahams), to Sarah, princess (for all the race), was made at the same time that Abrams name was changed to Abraham, --on the establishment of the covenant of circumcision between him and God. Sarahs history is of course that of Abraham. [ABRAHAM] She died at Hebron at the age of 127 years, 28 years before her husband and was buried by him in the cave of (B.C. 1860.) She is referred to in the New Testament as a type of conjugal obedience in ( 1 Peter 3:6 ) and as one of the types of faith in ( Hebrews 11:11 )
  2. Sarah, the daughter of Asher. ( Numbers 26:46 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Sarah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.