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Why did Abraham say to Sarah: "Please say that you are my sister"? Q&A with eTeacherBiblical.com

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For more information go to: http://eteacherbiblical.com/about Both Abraham and Isaac present their wives as their sister: Genesis 26:7 וַֽיִּשְׁאֲל֞וּ אַנְשֵׁ֤י הַמָּקוֹם֙ לְאִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֲחֹ֣תִי הִ֑וא כִּ֤י יָרֵא֙ לֵאמֹ֣ר אִשְׁתִּ֔י פֶּן־יַֽהַרְגֻ֜נִי אַנְשֵׁ֤י הַמָּקוֹם֙ עַל־רִבְקָ֔ה כִּֽי־טוֹבַ֥ת מַרְאֶ֖ה הִֽיא׃ Genesis 26:7 wa|yyiš•´álû ´an•šê hammäqôm lü´iš•Tô wayyöº´mer ´áHöºtî hiw´ Kî yärë´ lë´mör ´iš•Tî Pen-ya|har•gùºnî ´an•šê hammäqôm `al-rib•qâ Kî|-†ôbat mar•´è hî´ Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Genesis 20:2 וַיֹּ֧אמֶר אַבְרָהָ֛ם אֶל־שָׂרָ֥ה אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ אֲחֹ֣תִי הִ֑וא וַיִּשְׁלַ֗ח אֲבִימֶ֙לֶךְ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ גְּרָ֔ר וַיִּקַּ֖ח אֶת־שָׂרָֽה׃ Genesis 20:2 wayyöº´mer ´ab•rähäm ´el-Särâ ´iš•Tô ´áHöºtî hiw´ wayyiš•laH ´ábîmeºlek• meºlek• Gürär wayyiqqaH ´et-Särâ Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. Genesis 20:12 וְגַם־אָמְנָ֗ה אֲחֹתִ֤י בַת־אָבִי֙ הִ֔וא אַ֖ךְ לֹ֣א בַת־אִמִּ֑י וַתְּהִי־לִ֖י לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ Genesis 20:12 wügam-´äm•nâ ´áHötî bat-´äbî hiw´ ´ak• lö´ bat-´immî waTTühî-lî lü´iššâ Genesis 20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. Genesis 26:7 וַֽיִּשְׁאֲל֞וּ אַנְשֵׁ֤י הַמָּקוֹם֙ לְאִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֲחֹ֣תִי הִ֑וא כִּ֤י יָרֵא֙ לֵאמֹ֣ר אִשְׁתִּ֔י פֶּן־יַֽהַרְגֻ֜נִי אַנְשֵׁ֤י הַמָּקוֹם֙ עַל־רִבְקָ֔ה כִּֽי־טוֹבַ֥ת מַרְאֶ֖ה הִֽיא׃ Genesis 26:7 wa|yyiš•´álû ´an•šê hammäqôm lü´iš•Tô wayyöº´mer ´áHöºtî hiw´ Kî yärë´ lë´mör ´iš•Tî Pen-ya|har•gùºnî ´an•šê hammäqôm `al-rib•qâ Kî|-†ôbat mar•´è hî´ Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. There are different opinions regarding this matter: 1. Sarah was his half-sister (different mother). 2. Sarah was his niece (Iscah --the daughter of Haran brother of Lot). 3. The Nuzi Tablets - Sarah was an adopted daughter of Terah.