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Genesis 21:2

For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
Do you wish to learn the symbolic meaning of Sarah’s sterility? The church was to bring forth the multitude of believers. In order, therefore, that you may not find incredible how one who was childless, fruitless and barren could have given birth, she who by nature was barren went ahead, paving the way for chosen sterility, and Sarah became a type of the church. For just as she gave birth in her old age when she was barren, so too the church, though barren, has given birth for these, the final times. .

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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