Sa'ra (Σάῤῥα), a Graecized form of the Heb. name Sarah (q.v.), applied to two women in the Apocrypha and New Test.
1. The wife of Abraham (Heb 11:11; 1Pe 3:6).,
2. The daughter of Raguel and Edna, betrothed to her cousin Tobias, a native of Ecbatana in Media, in the apocryphal history of Tobit. As the story goes, she had been married to seven husbands, who were all slain on the wedding night by Asmodaeus, the evil spirit, who loved her (Tob. 3, 7). This spirit the rabbins call Ashmedai, and say he was the incestuous offspring of Tubal-Cain by his sister Naama, who became the mother of many devils; and that he was enamored of the beauty of Sara as the angels were of the daughters of men (Genesis 5). SEE ASMODAEUS. The breaking of the spell and the chasing away of the evil spirit by the "fishy fume," when Sara was married to Tobias, with whom she afterwards lived in peace, are told in ch. 8. SEE TOBIT.