[ US /ˈeɪbɹəˌhæm/ ]
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
How To Use Abraham In A Sentence
- General Alfred Terry traveled due west from Fort Abraham Lincoln in Dakota Territory with a force that included Custer and his Seventh Cavalry troopers.
- We saw reason to believe that Abraham's case was a type of all other elect -- _elect for the service of others_. The Gospel of the Hereafter
- You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln
- When Abraham won the war, there ensued a brief parley between himself and the king of Sodom.
- The key is that the promise was made to Abraham and to his seed, that is, to one seed, to one offspring.
- 'The Angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not _withheld_ thy son, _thine only son_, from Me, therefore blessing I will bless thee,' etc. Expositions of Holy Scripture St. John Chapters I to XIV
- The refusal to pray for an unbelieving kindred is justified, according to Mahomet, by the duty of a prophet, and the example of Abraham, who reprobated his own father as an enemy of God. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
- The New Covenant permits Gentile Christians to be included in the covenant with Abraham.
- Abraham Granish, Winehouse's great-great grandfather, was a Russian immigrant described as a "hawker", selling goods door-to-door, who lived in the Spitalfields area of the capital. News24
- Pondering on how this was possible, Abrahams asks, ‘Where did he get this sense of the inviolability of his own person, of his own mind?’