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ABRAHAM

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ABRAHAM (noun)
  The noun ABRAHAM has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: ABRAHAM used as a noun is very rare.


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ABRAHAM (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Abraham; Ibrahim

Context example:

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham

Instance hypernyms:

patriarch (any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race)


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