Abraham


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A·bra·ham

 (ā′brə-hăm′)
In the Bible, the first patriarch and progenitor of the Hebrew people. He was the father of Ishmael and Isaac.

[Hebrew 'abrāhām, the (divine) Father is exalted : 'āb, father; see ʔb in Semitic roots + rām, rāhām, exalted; see rwm in Semitic roots.]
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Abraham

(ˈeɪbrəˌhæm; -həm)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the first of the patriarchs, the father of Isaac and the founder of the Hebrew people (Genesis 11–25)
2. (Bible) Abraham's bosom the place where the just repose after death (Luke 16:22)
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A•bra•ham

(ˈeɪ brəˌhæm, -həm)

n.
the first Biblical patriarch, the traditional founder of the Hebrew nation, and the father of Isaac: considered an ancestor of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael.
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Noun1.Abraham - the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of IsaacAbraham - 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"
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Translations
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Ibrahim
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Abraham

[ˈeɪbrəhæm] NAbrahán, Abraham
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Abraham

nAbraham m; in Abraham’s bosomin Abrahams Schoß
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References in classic literature ?
He was a Jew named Abraham, a blond, rather stout young man, shy and very unassuming; but he had remarkable gifts.
But there was a man ready to step into Abraham's shoes, and Abraham was forgotten.
Dismissing this, however, she busied herself with sprinkling the linen dried during the daytime, in company with her nine-year-old brother Abraham, and her sister Eliza-Louisa of twelve and a half, call "'Liza-Lu," the youngest ones being put to bed.
"Abraham," she said to her little brother, "do you put on your hat--you bain't afraid?--and go up to Rolliver's, and see what has gone wi' father and mother."
A frigate of great speed, the Abraham Lincoln, was put in commission as soon as possible.
At last he got up and said in a desperate sort of way, 'Uncle Abraham, can I speak with you in private for a minute?' 'Oh, certainly,' said grandfather, and took him into the parlour.
"It's to you, Abraham Gray--it's to you I am speaking."
``For the sake of the God of Abraham, spare an unhappy old man!
O sent from Heav'n, Enlightner of my darkness, gracious things Thou hast reveald, those chiefly which concerne Just ABRAHAM and his Seed: now first I finde Mine eyes true op'ning, and my heart much eas'd, Erwhile perplext with thoughts what would becom Of mee and all Mankind; but now I see His day, in whom all Nations shall be blest, Favour unmerited by me, who sought Forbidd'n knowledge by forbidd'n means.
At that hour Abraham, the dragoman, marshaled them before us.
thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!
The crew of runners had left, and there remained only the officers, one boy, and the steward, a mulatto who an- swered to the name of Abraham. Mrs.