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Synonyms for Abraham

the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac


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In contrast to Radak, Ramban insists that both Abraham and Sarah transgressed: "Our Matriarch sinned through this oppression, and so did Abraham by allowing her to do so.
Like Abraham and Sarah, Oedipus and Jocasta bond in their belief.
Curiously, this threatened judgment comes about as a result of the lies of Abraham and Sarah (vv.
Abraham and Sarah came to Canaan without permission, but they brought blessings to the people of the area.
The reward Abraham and Sarah earned for their hospitality was the gift of a son--in other words, a future.
Ramban, in his commentary to Genesis 23:2, dismisses any thought of Abraham and Sarah living apart.
Having already reimagined the story of God, Abraham and Sarah as an unstable love triangle in the first novel, After These Things goes on to rework the story of Abraham's descendants Isaac and Jacob.
Rebekah marries the son of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac.
The complex relationship between Abraham and Sarah, and the individuality of their characters, make them one of the most interesting couples of the Old Testament.
Was it well adjusted of Abraham and Sarah to drag their household across a thousand miles of desert for the sake of a voice in a dream?
Both this week and next, our Genesis author will present some of those characteristics as exemplified by the Bible's two original followers of Yahweh: Abraham and Sarah.
People had heard that Abraham and Sarah had spent time in Gerar.
The promises made to vulnerable Abraham and Sarah had freed these ancestors from harm; and that, ultimately, according to this new psalm, would be contemporary Israel's happy fate as well.
The psalmist reminds us that God approaches those, like Abraham and Sarah, who "walk blamelessly', and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue" (Psalm 15:2-3).
We must remember that we are "Jews and Christians alike, brothers and sisters, children of one God, heirs in faith of Abraham and Sarah.