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Hagar
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(Heb. הָגָר) was Sarah's slave, Abraham's (Abraham: I) concubine and Ishmael's (I) mother in Gen 16; 21:9–21 and 25:12. On the ethnographical level, the origins of Ishmael's mother may have been (a) the city and region of Hagar in eastern Arabia attested from the late 2nd millennium bce to the end of the 1st millennium ce, modern t̲āg in al-ḥasā; (b) the extension of this geographical designation by the Achaemenid administration to all of northern Arabia and its inhabitants, which is certainly reflected in the designation Hag(a)rites …

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Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Hagar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09224>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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