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  • proper n. A village near Manchester.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.

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  • Corrupted forms of auburn.


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From Hebrew אַבְרָם (ʾaḇrām, "high father"), from אָב (ʾaḇ, "father") + רָם (rām, "high, lofty").

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From Old English Eadburh's (a woman's name) hām.


  • First Impression: For many people, the name Abram conjures up an image of a self-assured, assertive, and wise man.

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  • According to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur 90 km south of Baghdad today, Babylonia in the year 1948 from Creation (circa 1800 BCE).

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  • In fact, according to Midrash, Abraham at the time known as Abram spent years converting people to monotheism well before he was ordered by God to pack up his bags and his troubles and head to Israel.

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  • I called Abram and asked him if he hadn't better saddle old

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  • A son was born unto him whom he called Abram, because the king had raised him to an exalted place.

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  • The name Abram was found in them in the room that recorded visitors to the city.

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  • If Abraham still known as Abram is anxious and skeptical even when God speaks to him—directly and repeatedly—it is all the more likely that when the founding beholder departs the earth, flickers of doubt will spread among his descendants.

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  • And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

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  • Stooping down to call Abram out of Haran to follow Him to a new country, God demonstrates His condescension to undeserving mankind.

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  • Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; 10 for a father of many nations have I made thee.

    Genesis 17.


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