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ˈeɪ brəˌhæm, -həmAbra·ham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Abraham, Ibrahim(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. Abraham(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From Abraham, from Ἀβραάμ, from אברהם. Glossed as אב + המון in [[s:he:t0117|Genesis 17]]:4–5; or from אברם.

  2. Abraham(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

    Etymology: From Abraham, from Ἀβραάμ, from אברהם. Glossed as אב + המון in [[s:he:t0117|Genesis 17]]:4–5; or from אברם.

Freebase

  1. Abraham

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Abraham

    the Hebrew patriarch, ancestor of the Jews, the very type of an Eastern pastoral chief at once by his dignified character and simple faith.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abraham in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Abraham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Abraham in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Majok:

    I'm doing it for my country, not for Abraham Majok Matet Guem. I want to bring peace in my country.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    If you've been counting on humans all these while. Desist from doing that. I mean, never count wholly on any human. Rather, count wholly/only on God almighty. Because humans can fail/dissappoint you even when you least expect it from them. But on the other hand, God cannot fail you. For, he's too faithful to fail/disappoint anyone (Hebrews 11 : 11). As a matter of fact, he (God) has never failed those who were before you like Abraham, Moses, Joshua among others. And so, likewise he (God) can't fail you. Moreover, God is always ready to go extra mile just to prove his faithfulness unlike humans.

  3. Lisa Cardell:

    We saw [Abraham] standing there. Tears were in her eyes. We’re all mothers. We decided to come over, we didn’t know the people on the boat, but our hearts hurt for them.

  4. Nathan Raab:

    Any document that connects President Abraham Lincoln to the plight of the freed slaves is a remarkable and very important historical artifact, this letter in particular, highlights how his legacy is forever tied to not merely his leadership but his compassion and sense of right.

  5. Nathan Raab:

    These original documents remind us of their vision and moral strength of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, a vision which helped shape and mold our country in ways neither could have foreseen. They testify to the power of original history to inspire and remind us of the great figures of the past.

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