How old were Avraham Avinu and Sarah Imeinu when they got married?


From this Yalkut Shimoni (16:78), it seems like 25/15 as they were "barren from Yitzchak for 75 years".

  • That is also the age that the Sefer HaDoros says they were. However I saw in HaRav Avigdor Miller Zatzal's Sefer on Breishis that they were 18/8. – Gershon Gold Oct 5 '10 at 15:37
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    Was he the rav in Pittsburgh? :-) – msh210 Oct 5 '10 at 15:42
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    No, that's R' Yisroel Miller (yibadel lechayim tovim). R' Avigdor was in Brooklyn. – Alex Oct 5 '10 at 15:45
  • I do not think so – Gershon Gold Oct 5 '10 at 15:46
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    It was a joke. You said 18/8 -- like stainless steel. So I suggested that he'd written that because he's from Pittsburgh (steel capital). – msh210 Oct 5 '10 at 15:49

Seder Hadoros also brings down two other opinions 1. from Sefer "Zekukin DeNorah" that Avrohom was 76 (making Sarah 66). He lso brings a Yeish Omrim that Avrohom was 50 at the time he married Sarh and Sarh was childless for 50 years.

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Sefer Hayashar says that Haran was 42 when Sarai was born to him. Further on, it says that Haran died at age 82 (from being thrown into the fire with Avram), and that "at that time" Avram and Sarai married. So that would make them respectively 50 and 40.

  • That means when Pharaoh wants Sarah as his wife, Sarah is just married or not married yet? – user4951 Jan 27 '14 at 3:46

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