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BirthplaceEgypt

Hagar

(hā`gər) or

Agar

(ā`gər), according to the Book of Genesis, servant of Abraham's wife Sarah and mother of his eldest son, Ishmael. She and her son were sent out into the wilderness because of Sarah's jealousy. An angel aided her there. Islamic tradition associates various sites in and near Mecca with events in the lives of Hagar and Ishmael as recorded in Genesis. A site adjacent to the KaabaKaaba
or Caaba
[Arab.,=cube], the central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a black cloth, within the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The sacred nature of the site predates Islam: tradition says that the Kaaba was built by Adam and rebuilt by Abraham and the
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 is identified as the burial place of Hagar and Ishmael. St. Paul uses Hagar as a symbol for the bondage of the Old Law.

Hagar

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Hagar, asteroid 682 (the 682nd asteroid to be discovered, on June 17, 1909), is approximately 12 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.3 years. It is named after the biblical Hagar, Sarah’s maid, who fathered Ishmael through Abraham and was later driven away and left to die in the desert. Muslims trace their lineage to Ishmael. In Hebrew, hagar means “forsaken.” When prominent in a natal chart, the asteroid Hagar can show an individual who creates for another person but is later rejected out of jealousy of her or his work and creativity. Like the biblical Hagar, this person can later become an independent creator.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Hagar

thinking herself barren, Sarah offers slave to Abraham. [O.T.: Genesis 16:1–4]

Hagar

Old Testament an Egyptian maid of Sarah, who bore Ishmael to Abraham, Sarah's husband
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