Did God Lie to Avraham?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Hebrew Study, The Patriarchs' Saga

 The question “Did God lie to Avraham?” may seem an absurd, but as we will learn below, we indeed have the reason to ask it when we read a verse like this, And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my master being old too?” And Yehovah said to Avraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I truly have a child, since I am old?’  (Gen 18:12-13) וַתִּצְחַ֥ק and mocked שָׂרָ֖ה Sarah בְּקִרְבָּ֣הּ within herself לֵאמֹ֑ר...

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