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Who was Sarah in The Bible? Lessons from the life of Sarah in The Bible

Even by the meaning of her name, Sarah was a princess beloved of the Lord. The purpose of the name Sarah is unique, and so the popularity of this name has grown in different countries. In Albanian, the equivalent name is Sani. In Arabic, Sara appears as Sarah and translates as joy and delight. Also, in Hebrew and Persian, Sara means a woman of high rank, often translated as a princess. In modern Hebrew, Sarah is the feminine form of the word minister.

According to some studies, Sarah embodies and symbolizes a loving princess who accepts that her husband has an heir with another woman. She was a faithful woman, but at some point, after decades, the waiting got tired. She was an extraordinarily loving and feminine woman, and that’s why Abram loved and respected her so much.

Biblically speaking, Sarah is Isaac’s wife and mother of Isaac. A child she wanted very much and whom God gave her at the age of 91. Sarah is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and the Koran. Until she was 90 years old, a year before she left Isaac, Sarah was called Sarai and changed her name after God commanded Abraham to call his wife Sarah instead of Sarai.

Quizlet about Sarah and her family

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Explanation of biblical words

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