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ˈeɪ brəˌhæm, -həmAbra·ham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Abraham, Ibrahimnoun

    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. Abrahamnoun

    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. Abrahamnoun

    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.

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  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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  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. 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.

  2. The Associated Press:

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

  3. Eugene Botkin:

    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.

  4. Abraham Majok:

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

  5. Emeasoba George:

    What it really means to be hopeful is just to have hope against all hope. That is to say, to be hopeful even when a situation appears utterly hopeless. For instance, Abraham against all hope believed in hope and God that he will father a child even at a very old age. And eventually he became not just the father of faith but, also the father of many nations. Thus, you've got to hope against all hope. ~Emeasoba George

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