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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 • 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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