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Sarah or Sarai

Sarah means “princess.” The wife of Abraham. From Gen. 11:29–17:15 the form of the name used is Sarai (which possibly means “contentions,” or more probably is another form of Sarah). She was married to Abraham before he left Ur. In her old age she became the mother of Isaac (Gen. 21:2). She died before her husband and was buried in the cave of Machpelah at Hebron (Gen. 23:2). See also Isa. 51:2; Rom. 4:19; Heb. 11:11; 1 Pet. 3:6.