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Hagar was the Egyptian "handmaid" of Abraham's wife Sarah (see Abram and Sarai). When Sarah found herself not having children (yet - she later had Isaac), she arranged to have a child through Hagar - a plan that before long produced extreme resentment between the two women. Hagar fled into the wilderness with her unborn child, Ishmael, apparently toward Egypt, but the LORD met her in the desert and told her to return to Abraham. The place where the LORD appeared to her was a well that was thereafter named Beerlahairoi, which means well of the Living One who sees me, or well of the visible God.
"And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi"
Hagar would in later years get a wife for Ishmael from her native land Egypt ("21:20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt" Genesis 21:20-21 KJV), but until then, she obeyed the LORD and returned to Abraham.
"16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her.
Fact Finder: How does the historical reality of the verses quoted above explain that, although Abraham wasn't a Jew, he is a key ancestor of the Israelite people, including the tribe of Judah ("Jew" is an abbreviation of "Judah") i.e. through his son Isaac? As well, how does it explain how Abraham was also an ancestor of many of the Arab people i.e. through his son Ishmael?