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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.]


(ˈeɪbrəˌhæm; -həm)
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)


(ˈeɪ brəˌhæm, -həm)

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"


[ˈeɪbrəhæm] NAbrahán, Abraham


nAbraham m; in Abraham’s bosomin Abrahams Schoß
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See, for example, Shimon Finkelman, Reb Moshe: The Life and Ideals of HaGaon Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (Brooklyn: Mesorah, 1986), 48-53; Yonason Rosenblum, Reb Yaakov: The Life and Times of HaGaon Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky (Brooklyn: Mesorah, 1993), TI5-I9; Shimon Finkelman, Rav Patn: The Life and Ideals of Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov HaKohen Pam (Brooklyn: Mesorah, 2003), 45; and Yitzchok Dershowitz, A Living 'Mishnas Rav Aharon': The Legacy of Maran Rav Aharon Kotler (Jerusalem: Feldheim, 2005), 73.
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