What is Abraham?

  • (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.
    Example: "Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"
    Synonyms: Ibrahim


Abraham (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם, Modern: Avraham, Greek: Αβραάμ (Avraam), Tiberian: ʼAḇrāhām, Ashkenazi: Avrohom or Avruhom, Arabic: إبراهيمIbrāhīm) is one of the biblical patriarchs and a major character in the epic of the Israelites. His story is told in chapters 11-25 of the Book of Genesis, and he plays a prominent role in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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Abraham & Straus - History - Founding and Early History
... Abraham Abraham, age 22, and Joseph Wechsler each contributed $5,000 for the purchase ... was the active partner – bought out Wechsler, and the firm became Abraham Straus ... Rothschild, Abraham's son-in-law, Edward Charles Blum, and son, Lawrence Abraham, became partners in the new firm ...
Konrad Bethmann - Life
... Princely House of Nassau-Schaumburg, versus Mencke and Abraham zum Hecht (father and son), for theft of Schaumburg hellers in Schwalbach near Königstein ... Arrest of Abraham, release on posting of 304 Reichsthalers bond ... Out-of-court settlement of Abraham with bursars of Nassau-Schaumburg ...
Abraham Newland
... Abraham Newland (born c ... The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of England note was genuine ... Abraham was the son of William Newland and Anne Arnold ...
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... The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab ... Abraham Ulrikab im Zoo Tagebuch eines Inuk 1880/81 ... German translation of The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab ...
Abraham, Martin And John - As Part of Medleys
... is also featured on Tom Clay's 1971 "What the World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin, and John", a medley combining Dion's recording with Jackie DeShannon's ... In 1997, Whitney Houston sang an iconic rendition of 'Abraham, Martin and John' that aired on VH1 and HBO 'Whitney Houston Live Washington DC ' ...

Famous quotes containing the word abraham:

    Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 3:9.