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Q&A#112 Is the Samaritan Woman Like Hagar and Other Such Questions

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#112 Is the Samaritan Woman Like Hagar and Other Such Questions

March 1, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "The story of Hagar found in Genesis 16 reminds me of the Samaritan woman in John 4. Both accounts involve a woman who is (in some sense) cast out from the Abrahamic community. She is met by God in visible form at a spring/well, and responds by praising his seeing/knowledge about her life. Has anyone else commented on this parallel before, or is it a bit too “fanciful” to be helpful?"

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