Originally named Abram, his name was changed to Abraham after God called him to leave his home country and go to a different land. He became the paternal ancestor of the Israelite and Arab nations.
(ahv-rah-HAHM) n. Abraham. “Father of multitudes.” Son of Terah, and renamed in Genesis 17. Abraham comes from av and hamon, the nations.
Manifestation of the primordial Daskalian (master) who taught the Jewish people about surrender to the Grand Scheme, the divine will: a key principle of the Deep Way.
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"
Regarded as the patriarch of the Jewish people.
an ancient Semite called out of ancient Babylon to serve the One God, and become the father of the nation of Israel.
One of the three patriarchs of the Jewish people. He recognised the existence of one God as a young child. Aged 99, he became the first Jew to undergo brit milah. A year later his and Sarah's son Isaac was born.
See Genesis 11-25; Some Answered Questions, pp 14-16. Scholars give 2100 B.C. - 2000 B.C. as his dates. Regarded by Jews, Christians, and Muslims as the Friend of God, the Father of the Faithful.
who lived about 4,000 years ago, the ancestor of both the Arabs and the Jews. God made a covenant (special agreement) with Abraham that, if he remained faithful to God, he would have many descendants and the land of Canaan would be theirs for ever (Genesis 13:15-6). Furthermore, God promised Abraham that all people on earth would be blessed through him (Genesis 12:3). Abraham's story is told in Genesis 11-25.
Corruption of Brahma, Vedic creation God, with three heads, and four arms. Four books are attributed to his inspiration, he is one of a trio of supreme deities. (See Trinitarian Monotheism, Trimurti, Vedas, Evangelists.)
one of the first Prophets of Allah, who was willing to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, when Allah asked him to. This event is celebrated by the Eid al-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice.
The father of the Jewish nation. He and his group left Ur and started a new life in Canaan.
Abraham is the first patriarch and the father of the Jewish people. God's covenant - that we will be a great people and inherit the land of Israel - begins with Abraham and is marked by his circumcision, the first in Jewish history.
(Abram before Genesis 17; adj. Abrahamic) The first father (patriarch) of Israel; first called Abram, God made a covenant with him in which God promised to make him a great nation; Isaac was his son by Sarah, and Ishmael was his son by Hagar. See Chapter 2.
same as Abram.
The father of the Jewish nation ( Gen. 12-25). God called Abraham out of his home country and promised to give him the land of Canaan ( Gen. 15). God also promised that all the people on earth would be blessed through Abraham; God's people today can learn from Abraham what true faith is.