Abraham and Sarah Show Hospitality to Three Strangers at Their Home
“and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth.” Genesis 18:2 ASV
"And he said, I will certainly return unto thee when the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.” Genesis 18:10 ASV
Illustration of Abraham bowing before the three heavenly visitors who have just told him that his wife Sarah, who is beyond child-bearing age, will have a baby. Sarah is seen listening in the doorway. The scripture calls it a “tent", but Abraham’s home is pictured here as a house made out of wood, with an awning and step.The three men appear to be emerging from the Oaks of Mamre.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 21