Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Originally called Abram until God changed his name; first of the Old Testament patriarchs; father of Isaac and Ishmael and uncle of Lot. Abraham lived either in the 22nd to 20th centuries bc (during the transition from Early Bronze IV to Middle Bronze I) or in the 19th to 17th centuries bc (Middle Bronze II)—roughly a millennium before the Greek writer Homer.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abraham (אַבְרָהָם‎, avraham, אַבְרָם‎, avram; Ἀβραάμ, Abraam). Originally called Abram until God changed his name; first of the Old Testament patriarchs; father of Isaac and Ishmael and uncle of Lot. Abraham lived either in the 22nd to 20th centuries bc (during the transition from Early Bronze IV to Middle
Abraham’s Bosom
Abraham’s Bosom (Ἀβραάμ κόλπον, Abraam kolpon). A term Christ uses to refer to a place for the spirits of the righteous dead (Luke 16:22, 23). He uses it in the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man—the rich man goes to Hades, and Lazarus goes to Abraham’s bosom.The image is taken from the ancient practice
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hanoch (Person)
HANOCH (PERSON) [Heb ḥănōk (חֲנֹך‎); ḥănôk (חֲנֹוך)]. HANOCHITES. 1. Third son of Midian (Gen 25:4). For the meaning of the name, see ENOCH, which shares the same Heb spelling (ḥănôk). As with the other offspring of Keturah and Abraham, this “grandson’s” name may have been related to an Arabian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abraham. One of the Bible’s most significant personalities, the “wandering Aramean” (Dt 26:5) whom God called from the city of Ur to become patriarch of God’s own people. Referred to as the “friend of God” (2 Chr 20:7; Jas 2:23), Abraham played an important role in Hebrew history and in the “drama of
Abraham’s Bosom
Abraham’s Bosom. Figure of speech probably derived from the Roman custom of reclining on one’s left side at meals with the guest of honor at the bosom of his host (cf. Jn 13:25). It was used by Jesus in the story of Lazarus as a description of paradise (Lk 16:22, 23). In rabbinical writings as well as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abraham āʹbrə-ham [Heb. ’aḇrāhām; Gk. Abraam]; ABRAM āʹbəm [Heb. ’aḇrām]. The great patriarch of Israel; son of Terah and father of Isaac. I. Name II. Career III. Archeology and the Period of Abraham IV. Chronology V. Character VI. Religious Significance
Abraham’s Bosom
Abraham’s Bosom [Gk. kólpos Abraam]; NEB “with Abraham,” “close beside him.” The expression occurs in Lk. 16:22f, in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, to denote the place of repose to which Lazarus was carried after his death. The figure is suggested by the practice of the guest at a feast reclining
Hanoch (descendant of Abraham)
1. A grandson of Abraham by Keturah, and an ancestral head of a clan of Midian (Gen. 25:4; 1 Ch. 1:33; AV HENOCH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ABRAHAM One of the Bible’s most significant personalities, whom God called from the city of Ur to become patriarch of God’s own people.Abraham’s name was originally Abram, meaning “[the] father is exalted.” When he was given that name by his parents, they were probably participants in the moon cult
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abraham (ay´bruh-ham; Heb., “father of a multitude”), a Hebrew patriarch and an important figure in three living religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. First known as Abram (Heb., “exalted father”), he became the patriarch of several peoples from the area of the Levant. He is called the “father
Hanoch (hay´nok).1 The son of Midian and grandson of Keturah and Abraham (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33).2 The son of Reuben who went with Jacob to Egypt (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14).3 The head of the Hanochites, who left Egypt with Moses (Num. 26:5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ABRAHAMAuthenticity and Date of His BackgroundThough archaeology has provided no direct contact with Abraham, abundant evidence has accumulated which, far from contradicting the biblical story, has led many critical scholars to accept the account as a genuine reflection of the period it claims to represent.
Abraham's Bosom
ABRAHAM’S BOSOM. This figurative phrase depicts the blessedness of the believer in paradise following death. Although used in rabbinic Judaism, the only scriptural occurrence of this expression is in Christ’s parable of the rich man Lazarus (Lk 16:19 ff.). At his death Lazarus the beggar is carried by
ABRAM. The original name used for Abraham (q.v.) in Gen 11:27–17:5. The name occurs in Old Babylonian, Egyptian texts of the 19th cen. b.c., ancient S Arabic, and on a Ugaritic inscription. To these heathen the name probably meant “my (divine) father is exalted.”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ABRAHAM. A descendant of Shem and son of Terah; husband of Sarah and, as father of Isaac, ancestor of the Hebrew nation and, through Ishmael, of other Semites (Gn. 17:5; 25:10–18). His life (Gn. 11:26–25:10; summarized in Acts 7:2–8) is taken as an example of outstanding faith in God (Heb. 11:8–12) by
Abraham’s Bosom
ABRAHAM’S BOSOM. A figure of speech used by Jesus in the parable of *Lazarus and Dives (Lk. 16:22–23), illustrating ‘the great gulf fixed’ between the bliss of paradise and the misery of Hades (cf. Mt. 8:11–12). The dead Lazarus is portrayed as reclining next to Abraham at the feast of the blessed, after
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abraham (Heb. ʾaḇrāhām)The son of Terah, husband of Sarah, father of Ishmael and Isaac, and grandfather of Jacob. He is the common patriarch of the three “Abrahamic” religions: Jews trace their ancestry to Abraham through his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob-Israel, Muslims trace theirs through his
Hanoch (Heb. ḥănôḵ)1. A son of Midian and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33).2. The oldest son of Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14; 1 Chr. 5:3). His descendants became the family of the Hanochites (Num. 26:5; Heb. haḥănōḵɩ̂).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abraham [āˊbrə hăm] (Heb. ˒aḇrāhām).† Progenitor of the Israelites and an important figure in salvation history.
Abraham’s Bosom
Abraham’s Bosom [Gk. kólpos Abraám]. The place to which the angels carried Lazarus at his death (Luke 16:22; NIV “Abraham’s side”). The reference may be to the place next to Abraham at the banquet for the righteous in the world to come (cf. Midrash Exod. 16:4; Matt. 8:11; and the similar phraseology
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
ABRAHAM אברהםI. The ‘original’ name of the patriarch ʾabrām belongs to the common stock of West Semitic names known since the beginning of the second millennium bce. It is a contracted form of ʾăbîrām (HALAT 9; de Vaux 1968:11; 1 Kgs 16:32; Num 16:1; 26:9; Ps 106:17), written abrm in Ugarit (KTU
See also
Terah Father
Terah Father-In-Law
Haran Brother
Nahor Brother
Sarah Sister
Sarah Wife
Hagar Wife
Keturah Wife
Isaac Son
Ishmael Son
Midian Son
Shuah Son
Jokshan Son
Zimran Son
Medan Son
Ishbak Son
Rebekah Daughter-In-Law
Jesus Relative
David Relative
Jacob Grandson
Isaac Nephew
Esau Grandson
Lot Nephew
Nahor Grandfather
Basemath Granddaughter
Mahalath Granddaughter
Maacah Nephew
Dedan Grandson
Hadad Grandson
Milcah Niece
Mishma Grandson
Mibsam Grandson
Tahash Nephew
Nebaioth Grandson
Iscah Niece
Kedar Grandson
Dumah Grandson
Tebah Nephew
Tema Grandson
Massa Grandson
Ephah Grandson
Epher Grandson
Buz Nephew
Jetur Grandson
Naphish Grandson
Sheba Grandson
Adbeel Grandson
Kemuel Nephew
Kedemah Grandson
Enoch Grandson
Uz Nephew
Hazo Nephew
Pildash Nephew
Abida Grandson
Jidlaph Nephew
Eldaah Grandson
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