Se'rah (Heb. Se'rach, שֵׂרִה, perhaps overflow; Sept. in Genesis Σάρα [v.r. Σορέ], but in Chronicles Σαραί [v.r. Σαάρ]; also written "Sarah" [q.v.] in Nu 26:46), the daughter of Asher, son of Jacob (Ge 46:17; Nu 26:46; 1Ch 7:30). B.C. cir. 1864. The mention of a female in a list of this kind, in which no others of her sex are named, and contrary to the usual practice of the Jews, seems to indicate something extraordinary in connection with her history or circumstances. This has sufficed to excite the ever active imaginations of the rabbins; and the Jews fable that she was very remarkable for piety and virtue, and was therefore privileged to be the first person to tell Jacob that his son Joseph was still living (Ge 45:26), on which account she was translated alive (like Enoch) to paradise, where, according to the ancient book Zohar, are four mansions or palaces, each presided over by an illustrious woman, viz. Sarah, daughter of Asher, the daughter of Pharaoh who brought up Moses; Jochebed, mother of Moses; and Deborah the prophetess.

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