Alice C. Linsley
Sarah was Abraham's first wife and his half-sister. They had the same father but different mothers. Sarah was a wealthy, high-born woman whose name is derived from the Akkadian word for queen: šarratum. As Abraham's first wife and half-sister, Sarah was expected to provide him an heir.
Sarah resided in the region of Hebron, at the northern boundary of Abraham's territory. She had many servants, craftsmen, herdsmen, shepherds, and warriors to supervise in the absence of her husband. Abraham spent some of his time in the area of Beersheba where his cousin wife, Keturah, resided. Keturah's settlement was at the southern boundary of Abraham's territory.