descendants of Abraham

people who are offspring from Abraham, member of the Israelite people

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 — SECTION PREMIÈRE.     Nous ne devons rien dire de ce qui est divin dans Abraham, puisque l Écriture a tout dit. Nous ne devons même toucher que d une main respectueuse à ce qui appartient au profane, à ce qui tient à la géographie, à l ordre des… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 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 BEN MOSES BEN MAIMON — (1186–1237), theologian, exegete, communal leader, mystical pietist, and physician. Little was known about him prior to the discovery of the cairo genizah , which has preserved many of his writings, in part autographic. Born in Fustat, Egypt, on… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham in the Catholic liturgy — Abraham figures prominently in Catholic liturgy. Of all the names of the Old Testament used in the liturgies of the of the Roman Rite, a special prominence accrues to those of Abel, Melchisedech, and Abraham through their association with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Abraham — (March 9, 1843 ndash; June 28, 1911) was an American businessman and the founder of the Brooklyn, New York department store Abraham Straus, founded 1865. The chain, which became part of Federated Department Stores, is now part of Macy s.His… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Buford — (July 21 1747 June 30 1833) was a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War, best known as the commanding officer of the men killed in the Waxhaw Massacre . Born in Culpeper County, Virginia, Buford quickly organized a… …   Wikipedia

  • ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL OF APTA — (Opatow; d. 1825), Polish Ḥasidic Ẓaddik , known as the Rabbi of Apta. He was the disciple of elimelech of lyzhansk (Lezhaisk) and possibly also of the maggid jehiel michel of Zloczow (Zolocher). He served as rabbi of the communities of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham J. Hasbrouck — Abraham Joseph Hasbrouck (October 16, 1773 Guilford in Ulster County, New York, January 12, 1845 Kingston, New York) was a United States Representative from New York. He was privately tutored and moved to Kingston in 1795, engaging in mercantile… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Creighton, 2nd Earl Erne — Abraham Creighton, born in 1762, was the elder son of John, first Earl by his first wife, Catherine Howard. In November 1798 Abraham was declared insane. He was then incarcerated in Brooke House, London, for the next fifty years. On his father s… …   Wikipedia

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