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Were Sarah and Pharaoh husband and wife in the account in Genesis 12?



      

Genesis 12:17 - 20

NKJV - 17 But the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
At least one translation (in fact, the King James Version) that I have seen of Genesis 12:19 seems to indicate that, although Pharaoh took Sarai into the royal household, he had not yet officially taken her to wife by consummating their relationship.

In the KJV, Pharaoh is recorded as saying, "Why saidst thou, She is my sister? So I MIGHT HAVE TAKEN [emphasis added] her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way."

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