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Scriptsהָגָר Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.HAY-gahr English

Meaning & History

Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
Other Languages & CulturesHagir, Hajar Arabic Agar Biblical French Agar Biblical Greek Agar Biblical Italian Agar Biblical Latin Hacer Turkish


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute