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Abraham and his seed (Genesis 12:7) that his seed shall increase and multiply as the stars of heaven; that he himself shall be blessed and that in him "all the kindred of the earth shall be blessed" (xii, 3).
Abraham, so it does of all the Jews; though as a rule, when this is done, it is accompanied with a note of warning, lest the Jews should imagine that they are entitled to place confidence in the fact of their carnal descent from
Abraham as for instance in the case of Sarai in Egypt, where her age seems inconsistent with her adventure with the Pharao.
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  Abraham / Ibrahim
Abraham is believed to have lived around 2000 BCE, and died at the age of 175 years according to the Biblical (Old Testament) as well as Muslim sources.
Abraham is of great importance to Judaism because he is the forefather of the Jews, through the line of his legitimate son, Isaac.
Abraham is important to the Muslims not only because he is a prophet of the same message from God as Muhammad, but also because he erected the Ka'ba, the most holy place in earthly Islam.
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  Abraham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abraham is considered the father of the Jewish nation, as their first Patriarch, and having a son (Isaac), who in turn begat Jacob, and from there the Twelve Tribes.
Abraham (known as Ibrahim in Arabic) is very important in Islam, both in his own right as prophet and as the father of the Prophet Ishmael (Arabic:Ismail), his firstborn son, who is considered the Father of the Arabs and as the father of the Prophet Isaac, who is considered the Father of the Israelis.
Abraham's generations (Hebrew: toledoth, translated to Greek: "Genesis") are presented as part of the crowning explanation of how the world has been fashioned by the hand of God, and how the boundaries and relationships of peoples were established by him.
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 Abraham: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)!
Abraham was born in or near the city of Ur in lower Mesopotamia.
Upon learning that his nephew was in the hands of the invading army, Abraham pursued the Mesopotamian kings with his own private army of 318 men and rescued the captives from the vicinity of Sodom, together with their possessions (vs. 13–16).
By purchase from a local Hittite, Abraham came into possession of the first portion of Canaan that he could call his own—the Cave of Machpelah and the field in which it was located—and it was there he buried his beloved wife (vs. 3–20).
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ABRAHAM.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abraham was now a powerful man; and at the solicitation of Abimelech, king of Gerar, he made a covenant with that monarch at Beer-sheba in the land of the Philistines.
Abraham's father is said to have been a carver of images; and Abraham, in selling his father's wares, attempted to convert the people by crying out, "Who wishes to buy that which neither hurts nor betters?" Large midrashic additions are made in order to bring Nimrod into connection with Abraham.
On two occasions Abraham is said to have paid a visit to Ishmael's house in his absence; and, by the answers which each wife gave to her father-in-law, Abraham advises his son, in the one case, to send his first wife away, and in the other to keep his second wife.
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 Abraham Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abraham Abraham is associate professor at the college of industrial management at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahram, Saudi Arabia.
Abraham (known as Ibrahim in Arabic) is very important in Islam, both in his own right as prophet and as the father of the prophet Ismail (Ishmael), his firstborn son, who is considered the Father of the Arabs.
The earliest known record of the connection of Abraham's son Ishmael to the Arabs is by the Jewish historian Josephus, who, approximately 2000 years after such events, asserted that Ishmael was the father of the "Arab nation" [1].
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 Abraham - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Abraham's anxiety for a son to be the bearer of the divine promises conferred upon a "seed" yet unborn should have been relieved by the solemn renewal thereof in a formal covenant, with precise specifications of God's gracious purpose.
All that Abraham the ancestor received through Divine election, by the covenant made with him, is inherited by his seed and passes under the collective names of the promise (Romans 4:13), the blessing (Galatians 3:14), mercy (Luke 1:54), the oath (Luke 1:73), the covenant (Acts 3:25).
For that promise to Abraham was, after all, a "preaching beforehand" of the Christian gospel, in that it embraced "all the families of the earth" (Galatians 3:8).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T89   (4263 words)

 Abraham. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
As the founder of Judaism, he is said to have instituted the rite of circumcision as a sign of the covenant between God and the Jews, who are descended from Isaac, son of Abraham’s old age.
Abraham is further regarded as an ancestor of Muhammad.
Other Abraham traditions are to be found in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, especially in the Book of Jubilees.
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 Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham
In addition, Abraham was widely viewed by his colleagues and most observers as the Senator with the best understanding of high-tech policy and issues and the contributions this important economic sector makes to America's economy and global success.
At 30, Abraham was elected to serve as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, a position he held from 1983 to 1990.
Abraham took over a party deeply in debt and not holding any major positions in the state government, but quickly began to reestablish the party as one of the strongest state political operations in the country.
www.whitehouse.gov /government/abraham-bio.html   (452 words)

 Abraham - Biblical people
Abraham died at the age of 175 and was buried by Isaac and Ishmael in a cave of Machpelah (Gen 25:9-11).
Abraham is mentioned 72 times in the New Testament and is considered the father of all true believers, the first to receive God's promises.
Abraham had great faith in God, and God promised to make him into a great nation, a blessing for all families of the earth, "I will bless those that bless you and curse those who curse you, and the entire world will be blessed because of you." (Gen 12:2-3).
www.aboutbibleprophecy.com /p3.htm   (392 words)

 Profiles of Faith: Abraham God's Friend > The Good News : January/February 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abraham's mind was whirring; his thoughts alternated from deliberate, studied obedience and faith to passionate resistance, hoping that God might rescind this almost unthinkable directive.
Another element of Abraham's obedience is evident in his sojourning: "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise" (Hebrews 11:9).
However, Abraham knew he was a stranger and pilgrim in a strange land; and because he knew his citizenship was reserved in a heavenly city built by God (Hebrews 11:10), he remained faithful to God and did not return to his homeland (Hebrews 11:13-16).
www.gnmagazine.org /issues/gn02/profilesfaithabraham.htm   (1757 words)

 Abraham (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The two angels went on toward Sodom; while the Lord tarried behind and talked with Abraham, revealing to him the destruction that was about to fall on that guilty city.
Abraham then married Keturah, who became the mother of six sons, whose descendants were afterwards known as the "children of the east" (Judg.
The history of Abraham made a wide and deep impression on the ancient world, and references to it are interwoven in the religious traditions of almost all Eastern nations.
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 "Abraham" by Robert I Bradshaw
Abraham dies and is buried in the cave of Machpelah (Gen. 25).
Sarah gave Abraham he Egyptian servant Hagar and Abraham had a son by her (16:1-4), but Ishmael was not the fulfillment of God’s promise (17:20-21).
Abraham was clearly wrong to accept Hagar as a means of obtaining an heir, an act that caused distress to everyone involved and has had repercussions throughout history, even to this day (Gen. 16:1-6; 21:9-14).
www.biblicalstudies.org.uk /article_abraham.html   (4853 words)

 Abraham: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Abraham is further regarded as an ancestor of Muhammad.
Abraham faces tough race by Audrey Hudson Sen. Spencer Abraham is one of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents in...Chrysler, is running neck-and-neck in the polls with Mr.
ABRAHAM according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations or Abram a br m Heb.,=exalted father...rite of circumcision as a sign of the covenant between God and the Jews, who are descended from Isaac, son of Abrahams old age.
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 Abraham Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Abraham was promised by his God descendants as numerous as the stars of the sky, but today two branches of his family, the Jews and the Muslims, continue to battle for his birthright.
Abraham was born Abram, son of Terah, at the beginning of the second millennium BC in Ur, the capital of Mesopotamia at the height of its splendor as a highly developed ancient world.
Abraham died at 175 years old and was buried in a cave in Hebron with Sarah, before he could inherit the land of Canaan.
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 Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Abraham Lincoln's Failures and a Striking Example of his Humanness (the Bixby Letter)
Abraham Lincoln's Coffin Exhumed and Opened in 1901
Abraham Lincoln, in a brief biographical sketch, December 20, 1859.
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 Abraham, Ur of Chaldees, Fertile Crescent Travel
Abraham hired an ox, Abraham leased a farm, Abraham paid part of his rent, how Abraham might have moved to Canaan.
This Abraham is probably not the Biblical Abraham but from the account "books" we can understand something of his time.
Abraham is reported as paying part of his rent two years after he hired an ox.
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Abraham (father of a multitude) was the first-born son of Terah.
Abraham passed the test and was allowed to sacrifice a ram instead of his son.
At the age of 175, Abraham died and was buried by Isaac and Ishmael in the same tomb with Sarah.
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The older, skeptical view of this history was based on an evolutionary theory of human history in which it was supposed that human history moves from the primitive toward the sophisticated and that, therefore, this earlier human life must have been a primitive culture, lacking much of what we associate with civilization.
Abraham, as we know him from the Bible, fits into this picture neatly: a wealthy merchant, able to travel, to develop new commercial ties and maintain his position in an international economy.
Abraham will waver from time to time, as we will see; but faith, once it has got hold of man or a woman, that woman can never, never go back to the old world, the old life, the life only of sight and sense.
www.faithtacoma.org /sermons/Genesis/genesis24.htm   (2391 words)

 Abraham - People of the Bible - In Touch Ministries
Abraham's decision to follow the Lord did not come as a result of adhering to a set of rules.
However, Abraham's obedience moved God to give him a mighty promise: "And [God] took him outside and said, 'Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.
Abraham easily could have gone the way of Lot by dwelling among those who were godless in their beliefs and actions.
www.intouch.org /myintouch/exploring/bible_says/people/abraham_346099.html   (800 words)

It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
Abraham, who had no prospect of any children of his own, refers to Eliezer as his heir, and calls him "son of my house", that is, his heir presumptive; look at Gen. 15:2:
Abraham's migration from Ur, according to the Biblical chronology, however, took place some four hundred years before the period of the Mari letters and the reign of Zimri-Lim.
www.theology.edu /abraham.htm   (5601 words)

 Abraham - Mighty In Spirit
Abraham wondered if it was possible to love a human being more than he loved his son, yet serving God brought Abraham even more satisfaction.
Isaac, born to Abraham at age 100, was the fulfillment of God’s promise: Abraham would become the father of many nations.
Abraham was mighty in spirit because he understood the importance of obedience to God.
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 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville,
Both of Abraham's parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery.
Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States.
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