Will the Real Hagar Please Stand Up?

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Abstract

The article looks at the Biblical story of the slave woman Hagar. According to the article, the attitude toward the other continues to be a problem in modern times. The article discusses feminist interpretations of the Hagar story, the casting out of Hagar and her son Ishmael, the relationship between Hagar and Sarah, Islamic versions of Hagar's expulsion, Abraham's two sons Isaac and Ishmael, the Midrash, the Muslim tradition that Ishmael and Abraham established the Kaaba in Mecca, and Israel's enslavement in Egypt.
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalHAGAR: Studies in Culture, Polity Identities
Volume4
Issue number1/2
StatePublished - 1 May 2003

Keywords

  • FEMINISM
  • MIDRASH
  • SOCIAL conflict in the Bible
  • BIBLE stories
  • SUFFERING in the Bible
  • BIBLE. Genesis
  • ABRAHAM (Biblical patriarch) -- In rabbinical literature
  • ABRAHAM (Biblical patriarch) -- In the Qur'an
  • ISAAC (Biblical patriarch) -- In rabbinical literature
  • ISHMAEL (Biblical figure) -- In rabbinical literature
  • ISHMAEL (Biblical figure) -- In the Qur'an

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