noun \ˈser-ə, ˈsā-rə\

Definition of SARAH

:  the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
:  a kinswoman of Tobias married to him

Origin of SARAH

Hebrew Śārāh
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth

Rhymes with SARAH


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(flourished early 2nd millennium BC) In the Hebrew scriptures, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. She was childless until age 90. In Genesis, God promised Abraham that she would be “a mother of nations,” but Sarah refused to believe and had already given her maidservant Hagar to Abraham, with whom he fathered Ishmael. Nevertheless, Sarah did conceive in her old age and give birth to Abraham's son Isaac.


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