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From Maidservant to Matriarch a Study of Genesis 16:1-16 and 21:8-21

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

David W. Cotter OSB


The purpose of this paper is to retrieve the character of Hagar through a close reading of the parallel texts in Genesis 16:1-16 and 21:8-21 by employing the methodology of literary criticism.

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