the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"
A prophet in the Old Testament and Koran; a Semitic patriarch who preached monotheism, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac and the Arab patriarch Ishmael.
A male given name.
Origin: From Abraham, from Ἀβραάμ, from אברהם. Glossed as אב + המון in [[s:he:t0117|Genesis 17]]:4–5; or from אברם.
Abraham is the founding father of the Israelites, with a prominent role in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The story of Abraham is told in chapters 11:26-25:18 of the book of Genesis. It is essentially the history of the establishment of the covenant between Abraham and God: God calls Abraham to leave his land, family and household in Mesopotamia in return for a new land, family and inheritance in Canaan, the promised land; threats to the covenant arise; but all are overcome and the covenant is established. Abraham's story ends with the death and burial of his wife Sarah in the grave that he has purchased in Hebron, followed by the marriage of Isaac to a wife from his own people: these two episodes signify Abraham's desire of the land for his descendants and the exclusion of land's previous inhabitants, the Canaanites, from its ownership. The Bible's internal chronology places Abraham and the patriarchs in the second millennium BCE, but the stories in Genesis cannot be related to the known history of that time, and most biblical histories no longer begin with the patriarchal period.
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the Hebrew patriarch, ancestor of the Jews, the very type of an Eastern pastoral chief at once by his dignified character and simple faith.
The numerical value of abraham in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of abraham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
This is the night to go to the theatre, like Abraham Lincoln.
This vindicates my last decision ... when I unhesitatingly orphaned my own children in order to carry out my physician's duty to the end, as Abraham did not hesitate at God's demand to sacrifice his only son.
One thing we have tried to do, working with the National Park Service, is to make the( entire) site more than just about people hopping off a bus, looking at the( Booth) gun and seeing where Abraham Lincoln was shot.
Make no mistake, Abraham Lincoln was chief political strategist : Abraham Lincoln relied on Abraham Lincoln aides maybe sometimes to do the dirty work, to be ruthless, to cut deals, but Abraham Lincoln was Abraham Lincoln.
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