Hagar: Victim? Or what Israel was always supposed to be?
Caio Peres argues the story of Hagar reveals a surprising moral example of humility, intended as a model for all of Israel and later for Christianity.
When reading biblical narratives with multifaceted characters and complex situations, the reader is challenged to decipher ethical ambiguity, think through conflicts, and discover the implications for everyday life.
“Hebraic thought is more than just religion—it’s a fully-formed cultural tradition. It includes that rich collection of ideas, concepts, stories, and values that emerge from the world of ancient Israel.”