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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.

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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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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 Morgentaler:

    Dr. Abraham Morgentaler speaking about his book on the CBS morning show a year or so ago. "Men feel embattled, they feel like they can't get it right

  2. 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.

  3. Steve Schmidt:

    A presidential candidate who seeks to be the nominee of the party of [President Abraham] Lincoln should be able to talk contextually and historically about this flag, about these issues, about what it once meant and what it means today, this is one of those moments where the right thing to say and do is so obvious --- and you watch, one by one by one by one, how the political calculations and maneuverings take place at the expense of doing the right thing.

  4. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  5. Dina LaPolt:

    We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.

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