(name, person, proper) A feminine and masculine name.
(bible, person, proper) A concubine of Abraham and slave of Abraham's wife Sarah.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hagar
From Hebrewהָגָר (Hagar, “stranger”). Compare Arabic هاجر (Hajar), Tiberian Hebrew [script?] (Hāḡār).
Hagar Sentence Examples
The brick enclosure wall of the temple is still plainly visible near the little village of Sa el hagar (Sa of stone) on the east bank of the Rosetta branch, but the royal tombs and other monuments of Sais, some of which were described by Herodotus, and its inscribed records, have all gone.
Bronze figures of deities are now the most interesting objects to be found at Sa el hagar.
Another tradition places the expulsion of Hagar after the birth of Isaac. It was thirteen years after the birth of Ishmael, according to the latest narratives, that God appeared unto Abram with a renewed promise that his posterity should inhabit the land.
Thackeray, Relation of St Paul to contemporary Jewish Thought (London, 1900), pp. 196 sqq.; Hagar typifies the old Sinaitic covenant, and Sarah represents the new covenant of freedom from bondage.
The principal ruin, of Roman origin and now called Deir el Hagar (the stone convent), is of considerable size.