The New Student's Reference Work/Abraham

For works with similar titles, see Abraham.

Abraham, the head of the Hebrew nation, was born at Ur, in Chaldæa, about 2000 B. C. He left his people, who were idolaters, to worship the one God, and dwelt in Palestine, leading the life of an Arab chief. His original name, Abram, was changed to Abraham, meaning "father of a great nation." He died near Hebron, aged 175 years, and is noted for his faith in God, being called the "Father of the Faithful."