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Why did Sarai & Abram have the slave Hagar?

The presence of Hagar in the household of Abraham and Sarah is evidently a matter of the Providence of God as we see unfold the figure that she represents, that of bondage under a legal covenant. The ...
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What is the family tree diagram explaining how Sarah was Abraham's half sister?

The article by a Jesuit scholar Felix Just, S.J., PhD The Family of Abraham contains the family tree you are looking for, demonstrating how Sarai is indeed Abram's half sister from another (un-named) ...
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Why did Sarai & Abram have the slave Hagar?

Why did Sarai and Abram have the slave Hagar? Slavery in biblical times was quite common. Yet the idea of having slaves had a somewhat different place in society amongst the Patriarchs. Many of the ...
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Why was Abraham better able to protect Sarah from Abimelech as her brother than as her husband?

As David Stratton states, Abraham was simply trying to not get killed. She was a beautiful woman, so another, more powerful man could simply kill him and take her as his wife. So to save himself ...
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Why did Sarai & Abram have the slave Hagar?

The word "slave" doesn't have to mean what we think of it as today. Many societies are very family oriented. When someone becomes aged or infirm, their family naturally supports and cares ...
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Why was Abraham better able to protect Sarah from Abimelech as her brother than as her husband?

Not to discount the self-survival aspect, there is more to it than just that - as his sister, the traditions etc. would dictate a negotiation for her. You can do a lot of stalling and burn tons of ...
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