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Was Hagar Pharaoh's Daughter?

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gospel:

--- Quote from: Link on Mon Jan 09, 2012 - 14:24:18 ---It seems very unlikely to me.  Perhaps the story arose to show the greatness of Abraham, or to what extent Pharaoh was willing to go to appease God and let Abraham leave in peace.  I can see why Ishmaelites would have liked that tradition, too, and why it could have made it into the Koran.

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Good points!

Wycliffes_Shillelagh:
It was traditional to give a daughter/sister/close female relative to cement an alliance between kings or chieftains, so it isn't that unlikely, given that we know that (a)  Abraham definitely had dealings with Pharoah, and (b) Abraham gave Pharoah his "sister."

Jarrod

gospel:

--- Quote from: Wycliffes_Shillelagh on Mon Jan 09, 2012 - 19:29:51 ---It was traditional to give a daughter/sister/close female relative to cement an alliance between kings or chieftains, so it isn't that unlikely, given that we know that (a)  Abraham definitely had dealings with Pharoah, and (b) Abraham gave Pharoah his "sister."

Jarrod

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But to make them a slave would be an act of complete disrespect would it not?

Anyway it's not in the Book so it's intellectual meandering and nothing more than a distraction

Forgive me for even butting in ::tippinghat::

massorite:
Sorry but you didn't find her name or the events spoken of in the bible written anywhere in the Quran. They are recorded in the Hadiths.

Rabbinical commentators asserted that Hagar was "Pharaoh's daughter". The midrash Genesis Rabbah states it was when Sarah was in Pharaoh's harem that he gave her his daughter Hagar as slave, saying: "It is better that my daughter should be a slave in the house of such a woman than mistress in another house"; Sarah treated Hagar well, and induced women who came to visit her to visit Hagar also. However Hagar, when pregnant by Abraham, began to act superciliously toward Sarah, provoking the latter to treat her harshly, to impose heavy work upon her, and even to strike her.
According to Muslim belief, she was the Egyptian handmaiden of Abraham's first wife Sarah.  She eventually settled in the Desert of Paran with her son Ishmael. Hagar is honored as an especially important matriarch of monotheism, as it was through Ishmael that the prophet Muhammad would come. Neither Sarah nor Hagar are mentioned by name in the Qur'an, but the story is traditionally understood to be referred to in a line from Abraham's prayer in Sura Ibrahim (14:37): "I have settled some of my family in a barren valley near your Sacred House

LOSTBOOKS12:
The pharaoh took a maiden whom he begat by his concubines,and gave to Sarai for a handmaid.the reason why was because the lie abram had told because of the evil the Egyptians had did in the land he had came in .but also because most of all the beuty of sarai his wife.now concerning was sarai the daughter of pharaoh yes. he gave her to them because the evil the came on him for trying to violate Abrams wife. this was brought about  from the Angel of God because  the king came near to Sarai the angel would smite his hand every time he reached out touch her.this act be the angel would refrain him from reaching to her ,this happen the whole night he was with her trying to reach out an touch her an it terrified him greatly.,scared him to death,LOL...an now the king asked Abram why have you done this to me ?brought this great evil in my house by lieing an not saying she is your wife? he gave him Gold an ,cattle,silver,an returned her.gave his daughter as a maid,and said to  his daughter it is better for thee my daughter to be a handmaid in this man house than to be mistress in the in my house, after we have beheld the evil that befell us on account of this women {q}.an abram arose an went away from Egypt,an yes pharaoh ordered some of his men to accompany him and they went . so his Hagar was Pharoahs daughter an yes sarahs an abrahams slave.

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