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Saturday, February 16 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Hagar in the Wilderness

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This session explores the story of Hagar in Genesis. An Egyptian woman, she moves to become the slave of Sarah, the wife of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, all before being banished with her son to the wilderness.  Distinctive portraits of her as the first woman in the Bible to receive an annunciation, to be banished, to be a divorced woman and single mother and make a future for herself link her to contemporary concerns among Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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Phyllis Trible

Phyllis Trible is an internationally-known biblical scholar and leader in text-based exploration of women and gender in scripture. She is currently University Professor at Wake Forest School of Divinity and was formerly Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary. The author... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm EST
Brunswick A & B ballroom level