I. noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Abraam, from Hebrew 'Abhrāhām Date: 14th century an Old Testament patriarch regarded by Jews as the founder of the Hebrew people through his son Isaac and by Muslims as the founder of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael II. biographical name (Edmond) Spencer 1952- United States secretary of energy (2001- )

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  • ABRAHAM — (originally Abram; Heb. אַבְרָהָם, אַבְרָם), first patriarch of the people of Israel. The form Abram occurs in the Bible only in Genesis 11:26–17:5, Nehemiah 9:7, and I Chronicles 1:26. Otherwise, Abraham appears invariably, and the name is borne …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham — (). For Muslims, he is a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his other son Ishmael born to him by his wife s servant, Hagar. Abraham is also a progenitor of the Semitic tribes of the Negev who trace their descent from their… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham — • Outline of his life, with New and Old Testament views Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abraham     Abraham     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Abraham — V. «seno de Abraham». * * * Abraham. □ V. seno de Abraham. * * * Abraham (en hebreo, אַבְרָהָם, en árabe, ابراهيم, Ibrāhīm), es uno de los patriarcas del pueblo de Israel; según la Biblia, debió de nacer en Ur de los caldeos, en la desembocadura… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ABRAHAM — La Bible nous présente Abram (Père puissant), surnommé par la suite Abraham (Père d’une multitude de nations, ou selon l’akkadien: Aimant le Père), comme l’ancêtre commun des Ismaélites et des Israélites. L’histoire d’Abraham – le premier… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Abrahám — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este artículo trata sobre el personaje bíblico. Para el nombre propio, véase Abraham (nombre). Abraham Patriarca de Israel Precedido por Noé Sucedido por …   Wikipedia Español

  • ABRAHAM — ABRAHAM, family of U.S. merchants. ABRAHAM ABRAHAM (1843–1911), son of a Bavarian immigrant, and Joseph Wechsler, himself an immigrant, established a dry goods store in Brooklyn, New York, in 1865. It became Brooklyn s largest department store,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abrahám — (Village) Administration Pays  Slovaquie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abraham — Abraham, (Völkervater) Sohn Tarachs zu Ur in Chaldäa, 10. Nachkomme Sems, wanderte mit Vater, Bruder und Familie nach Haran, als in seiner Heimat die Abgötterei einriß, und später nach Palästina und Aegypten. Er erhielt in Haran von Gott die… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Abraham — m Biblical: name of the first of the Jewish patriarchs, who entered into a covenant with God that his descendants should possess the land of Canaan. The Hebrew form is Avraham, of uncertain derivation. In Genesis 17: 5 it is explained as ‘father… …   First names dictionary

  • 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… …   Etymology dictionary

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