Understanding the Patriarchs 2: Why Were Ishmael (and Hagar) Banished from the House of Avraham?

Patriarchs 2 2011

Class 2 in our series: Understanding the Patriarchs in Text and Context, in which we explore:
What did Ishmael do to draw Sarah’s ire?
Wasn’t Sarah’s response, demanding Ishamel’s expulsion into the wilderness, pretty extreme?
Why did Avraham give Hagar and Ishmael only bread and water, why not give them gold and camels?
How does this story to an earlier, parallel story of Hagar in the wilderness?

For answers, click the link above!
Enjoy,
Hillel

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