"Which things are symbolic..."
Text: Galatians 4:24
AN IMPORTANT THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
The story of Sarah and Hagar was not recorded for simple historical reasons. Paul understood the theological significance of this story. He commented on this in the following text.
Which things are symbolic.
For these are the two covenants:
the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage,
which is Hagar-
for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds
to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children-