#2 Hagar the Horribly Treated
(Genesis 16:3-4)

Genesis 16:3-4
So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.   And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, she looked with contempt on her mistress.

  Abram (later known as Abraham.  Yeah, that Abraham) having sex with another woman. 
Most guys in the church nowadays would be humiliated or disciplined/fired if their wife threw a younger woman at them saying “make babies with this!”… and doing just that.
  To Abra(ha)m’s good fortune, God turned the maidservant-jumper into “the father of many nations.”  God seems to have little concern for oft-occurring polygamy and extra-marital sex in the Old Testament.
  (v4-5)The moment it became apparent that Hagar conceived (that can happen... when you have sex), Sarai gets mad at Abram for doing what she told him to do.
 (v6)Abram smoothly diffuses the situation by telling Sarai "she's your slave, you deal with her!"  Sarai then dealt with Hagar in such a "harsh" manner that Hagar fled from the screwy couple and ran into the wilderness.
  That's a rough month.  "Have sex with my husband!" soon followed by "How dare you have sex with my husband!"  Couldn't have even been that good, the guy was just over 85 years old.
  (v7-9)An angel finds Hagar in the wilderness and tells her "hey, you know that crazy, mean old couple you're busy escaping from?  Return to them."
  So Hagar returned to Abram and Sarai, having been promised, (v10-12) by the angel of the Lord, that not only would she have a son, but her lineage would be great beyond number.
  Jump ahead in time, probably around the time Abram's nephew, Lot, is having bastard children being born from his daughters whom he had drunken sex with in a cave.  Abram is now named Abraham and Sarai is now Sarah- and the little boy born out of wedlock is named Ishmael.
  (21:10)Well, Sarah is still giving Hagar the stink eye (like the good, Jewish woman of faith she is) and she confesses that she doesn't care much for Ishmael either.  And to give this story a summed-up beginning, middle and end: not only does Abram have kids with a not-his-wife, (21:14) fourteen years later he disposes of his had-no-say-in-the-matter Egyptian slave by casting her and her/his son into the wilderness.
  (21:19-21)But don't worry, young Ishmael only almost dies in the wilderness!  God saves Ishmael and Hagar from dying of dehydration and they continue to live in the wilderness for a few more years.
  So apparently Yahweh saved- and hugely blessed- the present-day recognized patriarch of Islam.  

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