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Sarah (right) and Abraham hosting three angels (a Children's Bible illustration)

Sarah or Sara ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}};<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} entry "Sarah" </ref> ISO 259-not,r3 Śarra; Latin: Sara{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Arabic: سارا or سارة{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Sāra;) was the wife and half-sister of Abraham<ref>Genesis 20:12</ref> and the mother of Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran. Her name was originally Sarai. According to Genesis 17:15, God changed her name to Sarah as part of a covenant after Hagar bore Abraham his first son, Ishmael.

The Hebrew name Sarah indicates a woman of high rank and is translated as "princess" or "noblewoman".<ref>Commentaries on Genesis 17:15, and Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions</ref>


Sarah sections
Intro  In the Hebrew Bible   In rabbinic literature   New Testament references  Islam  Tomb of Sarah   Contemporary works and analysis   See also  Notes  External links  

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