Abraham’s wife, who for many years was barren (Genesis 11:29-31). She leaves with Abraham to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:5). During their sojourn in Egypt Abraham said that Sarai was his sister, and so she was taken to be Pharaoh’s wife but was miraculously delivered. From the Book of Abraham we learn that the Lord had warned Abraham in a dream and instructed him to call Sarai his sister so his life would be spared (Genesis 12:11-20, Abraham 2:21-25). A similar incident will happen later in her life with the king Abimelech (Genesis 20:2-18). Because she is barren, she gives Abraham her servant Hagar to bear them children, but Hagar comes to mock Sarai (Genesis 16:1-6). The Lord gives her a new name, Sarah, and promises that she will have a child that will be an heir of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 17:15-17, 19, 21). When she and Abraham host the Lord and angels, she is again promised a child (Genesis 18:9-15). Finally, she gives birth to Isaac at an old age (Genesis 21:1-3, 6-7). For unknown reasons, Hagar continued to mock Sarah, leading to Sarah expelling Hagar from Abraham’s household (Genesis 21:9-12). She dies at the age of 127 and is buried by Abraham (Genesis 23:1-2, 19).
Sarah, the daughter of Asher (Numbers 26:46)
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