[hey-gahr, -ger]


the mother of Ishmael. Gen. 16.

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  • It therefore became necessary for Hagar and Ishmael to be sent away after the birth of Isaac.

  • As she was only a slave, God persuaded Hagar to return, and humble herself to her mistress.

  • In the preceding chapter, the occasion of Hagar's second banishment from the family of Abraham was related.

  • At his wife's demand he allowed Hagar and Ishmael to be driven into the desert to die.

    God and my Neighbour

    Robert Blatchford

  • At the report he ran toward the cabin again, to meet Hagar, just riding up, wide-eyed and wondering.

    The Range Boss

    Charles Alden Seltzer

British Dictionary definitions for hagar



Old Testament an Egyptian maid of Sarah, who bore Ishmael to Abraham, Sarah's husband
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