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Questions for the New Year: Two Prompts from Genesis 16

Posted by on Dec 29, 2021 in Blog | 2 comments

Photo by Zane Lindsay on Genesis 16 is one of the more troubling passages in the Hebrew Bible, dealing as it does with Abram and Sarai’s initial attempt to deal with their childlessness by having a child through Sarai’s servant, Hagar. Though the plan originates with Sarai, when she sees that Hagar is pregnant she feels very differently about it, a reminder that there is usually a significant gap between theory and practice in all matters of the heart. This is not Sarai or Abram at their finest – Abram giving his consent for Sarai to abuse Hagar so horribly that...

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