The Other Woman: A Closer Look at Hagar

From World Chronicle by Rudolf von Ems. Created in Bohemia, 3rd quarter of the 14th century. Via Wikimedia Commons

From World Chronicle by Rudolf von Ems. Created in Bohemia, 3rd quarter of the 14th century. Via Wikimedia Commons

“The Other Woman: A Closer Look at Hagar” by Debbie Blue in The Christian Century of 12/10/14. When Sarah had no children, she gave her slave, Hagar, to Abraham as a wife; Hagar bore Ishamel said to be the forebear of Islam; there is tension and reconciliation in a careful reading of the text (Genesis 16 and 21). Another biblical reference: “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). http://bit.ly/17rTH0b