Why Scholars Just Can't Stop Talking About Sarah and Hagar

Dueling mothers.

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The complexities of the Sarah and Hagar story continue to make it fertile ground for theological debate. That may be because, at their core, these biblical passages address the question "What does it mean to be a member of society-who's in, and who's out?" says Steinberg. "They're answering identity questions—from long ago and into the present."