Bereshit 20:12: “Sarah is Not the Daughter of My Mother”

Question

Gen 20:12 Abraham says Sarah is my sister, the daughter of my father (i.e., Terah), but not the daughter of my mother.

What does “Sarah is not the daughter of my mother” mean?

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Answers

  1. The Talmud, Tractate Bava Kamma 92a, teaches that Avraham was referring to the fact that Haran’s mother was not Avraham’s mother. They shared the same father, but not the same mother.

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