Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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The story of a barren woman who bears a child as a favor from God appears several other times in the Bible: Sarah (Gen 17.16–19 ), Rebekah (Gen 25.21–26 ), Rachel (Gen 29.31; 30.22–24 ), the mother of Samson (Judg 13.2–5 ), and Elizabeth (Lk 1.5–17 ). Such a child is designated by God for a special purpose.

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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