Elizabeth (I-liz´uh-buhth)

According to Luke 1:5-80, the wife of Zechariah and mother of John the Baptist. Luke describes her as coming from a priestly family. Her long period of barrenness connects her with earlier women in Israel such as Sarah (Gen 17:15-21; Gen 18:9-15; Gen 21:1-7) and Hannah (1Sam 1:1-20), who gave birth to children who would be important for new eras in Israel’s history. After Elizabeth’s five-month period of seclusion, the news that she would have a child was given to her “relative” Mary at the annunciation. Mary then visited Elizabeth and was honored by Elizabeth’s prophecy that she would be the mother of the Lord.

Luke 1:5-80

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. Hi ... View more

Gen 17:15-21

15God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.16I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son ... View more

Gen 18:9-15

9They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.”10Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sara ... View more

Gen 21:1-7

The Birth of Isaac
1The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised.2Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old a ... View more

1Sam 1:1-20

Samuel's Birth and Dedication
1There was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of El ... View more

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