Reading Notes: Bible Women Part A


-Abraham and Sarah are advanced in age
-Three men pay them a visit
-Abraham and Sarah prepare a meal for them
-One of them remarks that Sarah will give birth to a son
-Sarah laughs, because she is old and can no longer conceive
-Sarah gives birth to a son, Isaac
-Abraham is 100 years old at this point


-Hagar is an Egyptian handmaid to Sarah
-Abraham and Sarah have no children
-Sarah gives Hagar to Abraham so that he may conceive a child with her
-Hagar flees to the forest after conceiving
-God has a nice chat with her, reassuring her and promising her many children
-Hagar gives birth to Ishmael
-Hagar and Ishmael are sent away because of Sarah's loathing
-God promises Ishmael a nation of his own


-A servant takes ten camels to a nearby city to find a wife for Isaac
-Posts up by the well during the time women come to draw water
-Awaits the woman who pauses to allow him and his camels to drink, for she will be the one who shows kindness unto his master
-"Laban the Syrian," Rebekah's brother
-"Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger."
-Gives birth to twins Esau (cunning hunter) and Jacob (plain man)
-Isaac loves Esau, Rebekah loves Jacob

Rebekah and her son Jacob. Source: Wikimedia Commons


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