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Bible Names A-G: Abraham


Abraham in Easton's Bible Dictionary father of a multitude, son of Terah, named (Gen. 11:27) before his older brothers Nahor and Haran, because he was the heir of the promises. Till the age of seventy, Abram sojourned among his kindred in his native country of Chaldea. He then, with his father and his family and household, quitted the city of Ur, in which he had hitherto dwelt, and went some 300 miles north to Haran, where he abode fifteen years. The cause of his migration was a call from God (Acts 7:2-4). There is no mention of this first call in the Old Testament; it is implied, however, in Gen. 12. While they tarried at Haran, Terah died at the age of 205 years. Abram now received a second and more definite call, accompanied by a promise from God (Gen. 12:1,2); whereupon he took his departure, taking his nephew Lot with him, "not knowing whither he went" (Heb. 11:8). He trusted implicitly to the guidance of Him who had called him...

Abraham in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Abraham ("father of a multitude".) Up to Genesis 17:4-5, his being sealed with circumcision, the sign of the covenant, ABRAM (father of elevation). Son of Terah, brother of Nahor and Haran. Progenitor of the Hebrew, Arabs, Edomites, and kindred tribes; the ninth in descent from Shem, through Heber. Haran died before Terah, leaving Lot and two daughters, Milcah and Iscah. Nahor married his niece Milcah: Abraham Iscah, i.e. Sarai, daughter, i.e. granddaughter, of his father, not of his mother (Genesis 20:12). Ur, his home, is the modern Mugheir, the primeval capital of Chaldaea; its inscriptions are probably of the 22nd century B.C. The alphabetical Hebrew system is Phoenician, and was probably brought by Abraham to Canaan, where it became modified. Abraham, at God's call, went forth from Ur of the Chaldees (Genesis 11:31-12). In Haran Terah died. The statement in Genesis 11:26, that Terah was 70 when he begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran, must apply only to the oldest, Haran. His being oldest appears from the fact that his brothers married his daughters, and that Sarai was only ten years younger than Abraham (Genesis 17:17); the two younger were born subsequently, Abram, the youngest, when Terah was 130, as appears from comparing Genesis 11:31 with Genesis 12:4; Acts 7:3-4; "before he dwelt in Charran Haran, while he was in Mesopotamia," in his 60th year, at Ur he received his first call: "Depart from thy land, to a land which I will show thee" (as yet the exact land was not defined). In Haran he received a second call: "Depart from thy father's house unto THE land (Heb., Genesis 12:1( which I will show thee;" and with it a promise, temporal (that God would bless him, and make him founder of a great nation) and spiritual (that in him all families of the earth should be blessed)...

Abraham in Hitchcock's Bible Names father of a great multitude

Abraham in Naves Topical Bible Also called ABRAM -Son of Terah Ge 11:26,27 -Marries Sarah Ge 11:29 -Lives in Ur, but removes to Haran Ge 11:31; Ne 9:7; Ac 7:4 -And Canaan Ge 12:4,5,6; Ac 7:4 -Divine call of Ge 12:1-3; Jos 24:3; Ne 9:7; Isa 51:2; Ac 7:2,3; Heb 11:8 -Canaan given to Ge 12:1,7; 15:7-21; Eze 33:24 -Lives in Bethel Ge 12:8 -Sojourns in Egypt Ge 12:10-20; 26:1 -Deferring to Lot, chooses Hebron Ge 13; 14:13; 35:27 -Lives in Gerar Ge 20; 21:22-34 -Defeats Chedorlaomer Ge 14:5-24; Heb 7:1 -Is blessed by Melchizedek Ge 14:18-20; Heb 7:1-10 -God's covenant with Ge 15; 17:1-22; Mic 7:20; Lu 1:73; Ro 4:13; 15:8; Heb 6:13,14; Ga 3:6-18,29; 4:22-31 -Called ABRAHAM Ge 17:5; Ne 9:7 -Circumcision of Ge 17:10-14,23-27 -Angels appear to Ge 18:1-16; 22:11,15; 24:7 -His questions about the destruction of the righteous and wicked in Sodom Ge 18:23-32 -Witnesses the destruction of Sodom Ge 19:27,28 -Ishmael born to Ge 16:3,15 -Lives in Gerar; deceives Abimelech concerning Sarah, his wife Ge 20 -Isaac born to Ge 21:2,3; Ga 4:22-30 -Sends Hagar and Ishmael away Ge 21:10-14; Ga 4:22-30 -Trial of his faith in the offering of Isaac Ge 22:1-19; Heb 11:17; Jas 2:21 -Sarah, his wife, dies Ge 23:1,2 -He purchases a place for her burial, and buries her in a cave Ge 23:3-20 -Marries Keturah Ge 25:1 -Provides a wife for Isaac Ge 24 -Children of Ge 16:15; 21:2,3; 25:1-4; 1Ch 1:32-34 -Testament of Ge 25:5,6 -Wealth of Ge 13:2; 24:35; Isa 51:2 -Age of, at different periods Ge 12:4; 16:16; 21:5; 25:7 -Death Ge 15:15; 25:8-10 -In Paradise Mt 8:11; Lu 13:28; 16:22-31 -Friend of God Isa 41:8; 2Ch 20:7; Jas 2:23 -Piety of Ge 12:7,8; 13:4,18; 18:19; 20:7; 21:33; 22:3-13; 26:5; Ne 9:7,8; Ro 4:16-18; 2Ch 20:7; Isa 41:8; Jas 2:23 -A prophet Ge 20:7 -Faith of Ge 15:6; Ro 4:1-22; Ga 3:6-9; Heb 11:8-10,17-19; Jas 2:21-24 -Unselfishness of Ge 13:9; 21:25-30 -Independence of, in character Ge 14:23; 23:6-16 -Ancestors of, idolatrous Jos 24:2 -How regarded by his descendants Mt 3:9; Lu 13:16,28; 19:9; Joh 8:33-40

Abraham in Smiths Bible Dictionary (father of a multitude) was the son of Terah, and founder of the great Hebrew nation. (B.C. 1996-1822.) His family, a branch of the descendants of Shem, was settled in Ur of the Chaldees, beyond the Euphrates, where Abraham was born. Terah had two other sons, Nahor and Haran. Haran died before his father in Ur of the Chaldees, leaving a son, Lot; and Terah, taking with him Abram, with Sarai his wife and his grandson Lot, emigrated to Haran in Mesopotamia, where he died. On the death of his father, Abram, then in the 75th year of his age, with Sarai and Lot, pursued his course to the land of Canaan, whither he was directed by divine command, Ge 12:5 when he received the general promise that he should become the founder of a great nation, and that all the families of the earth should be blessed in him. He passed through the heart of the country by the great highway to Shechem, and pitched his tent beneath the terebinth of Moreh. Ge 12:6 Here he received in vision from Jehovah the further revelation that this was the land which his descendants should inherit. Ge 12:7 The next halting-place of the wanderer was on a mountain between Bethel and Ai, Ge 12:8 but the country was suffering from famine, and Abram journeyed still southward to the rich cornlands of Egypt. There, fearing that the great beauty of Sarai might tempt the powerful monarch of Egypt and expose his own life to peril, he arranged that Sarai should represent herself as his sister, which her actual relationship to him, as probably the daughter of his brother Haran, allowed her to do with some semblance of truth. But her beauty was reported to the king, and she was taken into the royal harem. The deception was discovered, and Pharaoh with some indignation dismissed Abram from the country. Ge 12:10-20 He left Egypt with great possessions, and, accompanied by Lot, returned by the south of Israel to his former encampment between Bethel and Ai. The increased wealth of the two kinsmen was the ultimate cause of their separation. Lot chose the fertile plain of the Jordan near Sodom, while Abram pitched his tent among the groves of Mamre, close to Hebron. Ge 13:1 ... Lot with his family and possessions having been carried away captive by Chedorlaomer king of Elam, who had invaded Sodom, Abram pursued the conquerors and utterly routed them not far from Damascus. The captives and plunder were all recovered, and Abram was greeted on his return by the king of Sodom, and by Melchizedek king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who mysteriously appears upon the scene to bless the patriarch and receive from him a tenth of the spoil...

Abraham in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE I. Name. 1. Various Forms: In the Old Testament, when applied, to the patriarch, the name appears as 'abhram, up to Gen 17:5; thereafter always as 'abhraham. Two other persons are named 'abhiram. The identity of this name with 'abhram cannot be doubted in view of the variation between 'abhiner and 'abhner, 'abhishalom and 'abhshalom, etc. Abraham also appears in the list at Karnak of places conquered by Sheshonk I: 'brm (no. 72) represents 'abram, with which Spiegelberg (Aegypt. Randglossen zum Altes Testament, 14) proposes to connect the preceding name (so that the whole would read "the field of Abram." Outside of Israel this name (Abiramu) has come to light just where from the Biblical tradition we should expect to find it, namely, in Babylonia (e.g. in a contract of the reign of Apil-Sin, second predecessor of Hammurabi; also for the aunt (!) of Esarhaddon 680-669 BC). Ungnad has recently found it, among documents from Dilbat dating from the Hammurabi dynasty, in the forms A-ba-am-ra-ma, A-ba-am- ra-am, as well as A-ba-ra-ma. 2. Etymology: Until this latest discovery of the apparently full, historical form of the Babylonian equivalent, the best that could be done with the etymology was to make the first constituent "father of" (construct -i rather than suffix - i), and the second constituent "Ram," a proper name or an abbreviation of a name. (Yet observe above its use in Assyria for a woman; compare ABISHAG; ABIGAIL). Some were inclined rather to concede that the second element was a mystery, like the second element in the majority of names beginning with 'abh and 'ach, "father" and "brother." But the full cuneiform writing of the name, with the case-ending am, indicates that the noun "father" is in the accusative, governed by the verb which furnishes the second component, and that this verb therefore is probably ramu (= Hebrew racham) "to love," etc.; so that the name would mean something like "he loves the (his) father." (So Ungnad, also Ranke in Gressmann's article "Sage und Geschichte in den Patriarchenerzahlungen," ZATW (1910), 3.) Analogy proves that this is in the Babylonian fashion of the period, and that judging from the various writings of this and similar names, its pronunciation was not far from 'abh-ram...

Abraham in Wikipedia (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם, Modern Avraham Tiberian ʼAḇrāhām, Arabic: إبراهيم‎, Ibrāhīm, ʼAbrəham, Greek: Ἀβραάμ) is the founding patriarch of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Edomites, and the Midianites and kindred peoples, according to the book of Genesis. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are sometimes referred to as the "Abrahamic religions" because of the progenitor role that Abraham plays in their holy books. In both the Jewish tradition and the Quran, he is referred to as "our Father".[2] Jews, Christians, and Muslims consider him father of the people of Israel. For Jews and Christians this is through his son Isaac,[3] by his wife Sarah; for Muslims, he is a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his other son Ishmael, born to him by Sarah's handmaiden, Hagar. The Bible relates that Abraham was originally named Abram and was the tenth generation from Noah and the twentieth from Adam.[4] His father's name was Terah, and he had two brothers, Nahor and Haran. His wife was Sarah, and he was the uncle of Lot. Abraham was sent by God from his home in Ur Kaśdim and Haran to Canaan, the land promised to his descendants by Yahweh...

Abraham Scripture - Deuteronomy 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Abraham Scripture - Genesis 35:12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

Abraham Scripture - Leviticus 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

Abraham Scripture - Matthew 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David [are] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon [are] fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ [are] fourteen generations.

Abraham Scripture - Matthew 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

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