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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Princess, the wife and at the same time the half-sister of Abraham (Genesis 11:29; 20:12). This name was given to her at the time that it was announced to Abraham that she should be the mother of the promised child. Her story is from her marriage identified with that of the patriarch till the time of her death. Her death, at the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years (the only instance in Scripture where the age of a woman is recorded), was the occasion of Abraham's purchasing the cave of Machpelah as a family burying-place.

In the allegory of Galatians 4:22-31 she is the type of the "Jerusalem which is above." She is also mentioned as Sara in Hebrews 11:11 among the Old Testament worthies, who "all died in faith." (See ABRAHAM.)

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

lady; princess; princess of the multitude

Naves Topical Index

1. Called also Sarai:

Wife of Abraham
Genesis 11:29-31; Genesis 12:5

Near of kin to Abraham
Genesis 12:10-20; Genesis 20:12

Abraham represents her as his sister, and Abimelech, king of Gerar, takes her; she is restored to Abraham by means of a dream
Genesis 20:1-14

Is sterile; gives her maid, Hagar, to Abraham as a wife
Genesis 16:1-3

Her jealousy of Hagar
Genesis 16:4-6; Genesis 21:9-14

Her miraculous conception of Isaac
Genesis 17:15-21; Genesis 18:9-15

Name changed from Sarai to Sarah
Genesis 17:15

Gives birth to Isaac
Genesis 21:3; Genesis 21:6-8

Death and burial of
Genesis 1:23; Genesis 25:10

Character of
Hebrews 11:11; 1 Peter 3:5-6

2. See Serah

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The wife and half-sister, (Genesis 20:12) of Abraham, and mother of Isaac. Her name is first introduced in (Genesis 11:29) as Sarai. The change of her name from Sarai, my princess (i.e. Abraham's), to Sarah, princess (for all the race), was made at the same time that Abram's name was changed to Abraham,

    on the establishment of the covenant of circumcision between him and God. Sarah's history is of course that of Abraham. [ABRAHAM] She died at Hebron at the age of 127 years, 28 years before her husband and was buried by him in the cave of (B.C. 1860.) She is referred to in the New Testament as a type of conjugal obedience in (1 Peter 3:6) and as one of the types of faith in (Hebrews 11:11)

  2. Sarah, the daughter of Asher. (Numbers 26:46)