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Abraham

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Definition religion:  father of Isaac (Judaism and later Christianity) and of Ishmael (Islam); tested when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac; pleaded for Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each revere Abraham as a founding patriarch.
  • His speech was a twenty-minute sermon on God's promises to Abraham.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Abraham = man who is considered the father of the three largest monotheistic religions
  • Eid happens twice a year—Eid ul-Fitr or "Small Eid" marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month, and Eid ul-Azha or "Big Eid" commemorates the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Abraham = man who is considered the father of the three largest monotheistic religions
  • There—now thou hast touched a hand which has been clasped by Abraham and Isaac and Jacob!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • In the Koran, the story appears in much the same manner as the covenant of Abraham and Isaac does in the Torah and the Bible.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Dolefully I thought of Abraham and Isaac.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • In the latter quarter of each year cattle were at once the mainstay and the terror of families about Casterbridge and its neighbourhood, where breeding was carried on with Abrahamic success.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Let him read them about Abraham and Sarah, about Isaac and Rebecca, of how Jacob went to Laban and wrestled with the Lord in his dream and said, "This place is holy"—and he will impress the devout mind of the peasant.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • She talked to Yuko about it and they realized that this man, preaching to a thousand impressionable and trusting parishioners, didn't know, or didn't care, that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity were not-so-distantly related branches of the same monotheistic, Abrahamic faith.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • 35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • 35:11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 35:12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • ...of beer, wine and spirits for consumption on the premises, the celebrant blessed the house and censed the mullioned windows and the groynes and the vaults and the arrises and the capitals and the pediments and the cornices and the engrailed arches and the spires and the cupolas and sprinkled the lintels thereof with blessed water and prayed that God might bless that house as he had blessed the house of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and make the angels of His light to inhabit therein.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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