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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.

  2. Abrahamnoun

    A male given name.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Abraham

    Abraham (originally Abram) is the common Hebrew patriarch of the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Judaism, he is the founding father of the special relationship between the Jews and God; in Christianity, he is the spiritual progenitor of all believers, whether Jewish or non-Jewish; and in Islam, he is a link in the chain of Islamic prophets that begins with Adam (see Adam in Islam) and culminates in Muhammad.The story of the life of Abraham as told in the narrative of the Book of Genesis, revolves around the themes of posterity and land. He is said to have been called by God to leave the house of his father Terah and settle in the land of Canaan, which God now promises to Abraham and his progeny. This promise is subsequently inherited by Isaac, Abraham's son by his wife Sarah, while Isaac's half-brother Ishmael is also promised that he will be the founder of a great nation. Abraham purchases a tomb (the Cave of the Patriarchs) at Hebron to be Sarah's grave, thus establishing his right to the land; and, in the second generation, his heir Isaac is married to a woman from his own kin, thus ruling the Canaanites out of any inheritance. Abraham later marries Keturah and has six more sons; but, on his death, when he is buried beside Sarah, it is Isaac who receives "all Abraham's goods" while the other sons receive only "gifts".Most historians view the patriarchal age, along with the Exodus and the period of the biblical judges, as a late literary construct that does not relate to any particular historical era; and after a century of exhaustive archaeological investigation, no evidence has been found for a historical Abraham. It is largely concluded that the Torah was composed during the early Persian period (late-6th century BCE) as a result of tensions between Jewish landowners who had stayed in Judah during the Babylonian captivity and traced their right to the land through their "father Abraham", and the returning exiles who based their counterclaim on Moses and the Exodus tradition of the Israelites.

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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. 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.

  2. Ollie Olsen:

    It would be important because she would be the first woman president and that would be a lot of education for other kids learning Hillary Clinton was the first woman president, it would be, like, as big as Abraham Lincoln.

  3. Abraham Majok:

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

  4. 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.

  5. The Palestinians:

    Time and again the old and new normalizers remind us Israelis that the Abraham Accords... are not immune to the effect of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, this was a message conveyed behind closed doors -- and made public -- in the Negev.

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