- the first of the great Biblical patriarchs, father of Isaac, and traditional founder of the ancient Hebrew nation: considered by Muslims an ancestor of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of many.”
Examples from the Web for abraham
Contemporary Examples of abraham
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
In fact, one the most sacred holiday for Muslims is the sacrifice of Abraham, known as Eid al-Adha.Why Muslims Love Jesus Too
December 23, 2014
Getting Eugene to Washington, we learn, was the only reason Abraham is alive.
But the person taking this all the hardest, of course, is Abraham.
Ambling behind him is a handful of walkers, which Abraham dispatches in a matter of seconds.
Historical Examples of abraham
Had she said, 'the Son of Abraham,' she had not come home to this acknowledgment.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Abraham also evinced his characteristic aversion of idolatry.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
These men were dressed as their ancestors had dressed in the time of Abraham, and Biddy and I envied them.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Sir, every Southern planter is not more truly a slave-holder than Abraham.Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
- Old Testament the first of the patriarchs, the father of Isaac and the founder of the Hebrew people (Genesis 11–25)
- Abraham's bosom the place where the just repose after death (Luke 16:22)
Word Origin and History for abraham
masc. proper name, name of the first of the patriarchs in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Abraham "father of a multitude," from abh "father" + *raham (cognate with Arabic ruham "multitude"); the name he altered from Abram "high father," from second element ram "high, exalted." Related: Abrahamic.