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Sarah Dies and the Search for a Wife for Isaac, part 1

Sarah Dies and the Search for a Wife for Isaac, part 1

In Genesis 23, Abraham moved away from Beer-sheba. While he was there, he passed off Sarah to king Abimelech as his sister, had a son with Sarah at an impossible age, sent Hagar and Ishmael away at Sarah’s insistence, made a covenant of friendship with Abimelech, and nearly sacrificed Isaac on Mount Moriah. Now, he …

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A King Wants to “Friend” Abraham

A King Wants to “Friend” Abraham

We first met Abimelech in one of the “wife-sister” episodes. (Follow the link, you can scroll down to the subheading Abimelech King of Gerar: Another Unwitting John?) After sending Hagar and Ishmael away, Abraham encounters him again (Genesis 21:22-34). At that time Abimelech, with Phicol the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “God is …

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