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abraham

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  • He dined with Abraham Lincoln!

  • ABRAHAM TUCKER (1705-1774), English moralist, was born in London, of a Somerset family, on the 2nd of September 1705, son of a wealthy city merchant.

  • descent through Esau from Abraham, and were acknowledged' by the Israelites (Deut.

  • xiv., and the articles ABRAHAM, GENESIS.

  • He entered the Protestant Church, and in 1663, through the influence of his friend Abraham Heidanus, who had assisted him in his greatest need, he obtained a poorly paid lectureship at the university.

  • Abraham, " Wireless Telegraphy and Electrodynamics," Physik.

  • The old court-house in which Abraham Lincoln often practised is still standing.

  • Mention need only be made further of Isaac of Troki, whose anti-Christian polemic (1593) was translated into English by Moses Mocatta under the title of Faith Strengthened (1851); Solomon of Troki, whose Appiryon, an account of Karaism, was written at the request of Pufendorf (about 1700); and Abraham Firkovich, who, in spite of his impostures, did much for the literature of his people about the middle of the 19th century.

  • His relative Abraham ben Ezra, generally called simply Ibn Ezra,4 was still more distinguished.

  • In the first half of the 13th century, Abraham ibn Ilasdai, a vigorous supporter of Maimonides, translated (or adapted) a large number of philosophical works from Arabic, among them being the Sepher ha-tappuah, based on Aristotle's de Anima, and the Mozene Zedeq of Ghazzali on moral philosophy, of both of which the originals are lost.

  • about 1685) wrote the historical work Qore ha-doroth (Venice, 1746), using Jewish and other sources; Jacob ben Hayyim Zemah, kabbalist and student of Luria, wrote Qol be-ramah, a commentary on the Zohar and on the liturgy; Abraham Hayekini, kabbalist, chiefly remembered as a supporter of the would-be Messiah, Shabbethai Zebhi, wrote Hod Malkuth (Constantinople, 1655) and sermons.

  • Abraham Raimbach >>

  • But I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as El Shaddai and by my name Yahweh I did not make myself known to them."

  • " We have Abraham as our father."

  • " Many shall come from the east and the west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven " (Matt.

  • Abraham pitched his tent between Ai and Bethel (Gen.

  • Twelve divisions or tribes, of which Judah was one, held together by a traditional sentiment, were traced back to the sons of Jacob (otherwise known as Israel), the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham.

  • Abraham, it was believed, came from Harran (Carrhae), primarily from Babylonia, and Jacob re-enters from Gilead in the north-east with his Aramaean wives and concubines and their families (Benjamin excepted).

  • His legendary presentation as the " Friend of God," like Abraham, to whom as to Cretan Moses the law was revealed on the holy mountain, calls myths.

  • Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with their forefathers, and the twelve sons of Jacob.

  • On the 21st of August 1858 the first of the series of political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A.

  • Oldham wrote other satires, notably one "addressed to a friend about to leave the university," which contains a well-known description of the state of slavery of the private chaplain, and another "dissuading from poetry," describing the ingratitude shown to Edmund Spenser, whose ghost is the speaker, to Samuel Butler and to Abraham Cowley.

  • This humane privilege was grossly abused, and thus gave rise to the slang phrase "to sham Abraham."

  • In the Mandaean view the Old Testament saints are false prophets; such as Abraham, who arose six thousand years after NU (Noah) during the reign of the sun, Misha (Moses), in whose time the true religion was professed by the Egyptians, and Shlimun (Solomon) bar Davith, the lord of the demons.

  • Abraham recognized its sanctity (Gen.

  • ABRAHAM KUENEN (1828-1891), Dutch Protestant theologian, the son of an apothecary, was born on the 16th of September 1828, at Haarlem, North Holland.

  • ABRAHAM NICOLAS AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAYE (1634-1706), French historian and publicist, was born at Orleans in February 1634, and died at Paris on the 8th of December 1706.

  • ABRAHAM CALOVIUS (1612-1686), German Lutheran divine, was born at Mohrungen in east Prussia, on the 16th of April 1612.

  • ABRAHAM DUQUESNE, MARQUIS (1610-1688), French naval officer, was born at Dieppe in 1610.

  • See Jal, Abraham Duquesne, et la marine de son temps (1873).

  • HASDAI BEN ABRAHAM CRESCAS (1340 -, 410), Spanish philosopher.

  • Abraham Ortelius (1527-1592), of Antwerp, a man of culture and enterprise, but not a scientific cartographer, published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum in 1570.

  • In Oak Ridge cemetery, adjacent to the city, is the Lincoln monument, erected over Abraham Lincoln's grave with funds raised throughout the country by a Lincoln Monument Association.

  • The election of Abraham Lincoln as president in November 1860 was the signal for the rising of the South.

  • Before each of these ages there is a period of incubation, or initiation: the first age begins with Abraham, but the period of initiation with the first man Adam.

  • The most common are the history of Jonah as a type of the Resurrection, the Fall, Noah receiving the dove with the olive branch, Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac, Moses taking off his shoes, David with the sling, Daniel in the lions' den, and the Three Children in the fiery furnace.

  • (4) Abraham's sacrifice.

  • The communion meal would, according to the views of Robertson Smith, also involve the idea of a covenant; while the fact that no person joining in the meal should be uncircumcised connects the feast with the covenant of Abraham.

  • AMMONITES, or the "children of Ammon," a people of east Palestine who, like the Moabites, traced their origin to Lot, the nephew of the patriarch Abraham, and must have been regarded, therefore, as closely related to the Israelites and Edomites.

  • In the election of 1860 he voted for the fusion ticket in New York which was opposed to Abraham Lincoln, but he could not approve of President Buchanan's course in dealing with secession, and later supported Lincoln.

  • Van Buren's son Abraham (1807-1873) graduated at West Point in 1827, served under General Winfield Scott against the Seminole Indians in 1836, and was made captain of the First Dragoons.

  • Martin Luther was the most ancient type of early Reformation preacher, and he was succeeded by the mystic Johann Arndt (1555-1621); the Catholic church produced in Vienna the eccentric and almost burlesque oratory of Abraham a Santa Clara (1642-1709).

  • Abraham Cooper >>

  • The Scottish dead in the American Civil War are commemorated in a monument bearing a life-sized figure of Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave.

  • ANQUETIL DUPERRON, ABRAHAM HYACINTHE (1731-1805), French orientalist, brother of Louis Pierre Anquetil, the historian, was born in Paris on the 7th of December 1731.

  • But the finest portions beneath the domes, with scenes from the history of Abraham, Moses and Elijah, are by Domenico Beccafumi and are executed with marvellous boldness and effect.

  • Their captain was Abraham Lincoln, and Lieutenant Davis is said to have administered to him his first oath of allegiance.

  • Other writers of the same school were Laurence Orczy and Abraham Barcsay, whose works have a striking resemblance to each other, and were published together by Revai (1789).

  • Diophantine problems were revived by Gaspar Bachet, Pierre Fermat and Euler; the modern theory of numbers was founded by Fermat and developed by Euler, Lagrange and others; and the theory of probability was attacked by Blaise Pascal and Fermat, their work being subsequently expanded by James Bernoulli, Abraham de Moivre, Pierre Simon Laplace and others.

  • Muller (1730-1784), the describer of fresh-water Oligochaeta; Abraham Trembley (1700-1784), the student of Hydra; and O.

  • 8 seq.), so also he was held to have completed and arranged the whole book, though according to Talmudic tradition a he incorporated psalms by ten other authors, Adam, Melchizedek, Abraham, Moses, Heman, Jeduthun, Asaph, and the three sons of Korah.

  • cx., while Abraham is identified with Ethan the Ezrahite (Ps.

  • when Abimelech (the Philistine king in the stories of Abraham and Isaac) could be substituted in the title of Ps.

  • Apocalypse of Abraham.

  • The first part treats of Abraham's conversion, and the second forms an apocalyptic expansion of Gen.

  • 16), the first of which only is preserved in the Greek and is assigned by James to the 2nd century A.D., see that scholar's "Testament of Abraham," Texts and Studies, ii.

  • It deals with Abraham's reluctance to die and the means by which his death was brought about.

  • Testament of Abraham.

  • It treats of Michael being sent to amnounce to Abraham his death: of the tree speaking with a human voice (iii.), Michael's sojourn with Abraham (iv.-v.) and Sarah's recognition of him as one of the three angels, Abraham's refusal to die (vii.), and the vision of judgment (x.-xx.).

  • A very similar story is told of Abraham and Sarah (ch.

  • Of a more primitive character, however, is another parallel story of Abraham at the court of Pharaoh, king of Egypt (xii.

  • 1) by way of preparation for the coming "kingdom of heaven," and implied that the Jew so baptized no longer rested in his privileged position as a child of Abraham.

  • Abraham Gesner >>

  • Among his collaborators were James Ussher, John Lightfoot and Edward Pococke, Edmund Castell, Abraham Wheelocke and Patrick Young.

  • These two tractates, with which `Ilayyuj had laid the foundations of scientific Hebrew grammar, were recognized by Abulwalid as the basis of his own grammatical investigations, and Abraham Ibn Daud, when enumerating the great Spanish Jews in his history, sums up the significance of R.

  • In 1676 the French admiral, Abraham Duquesne, defeated the combined fleet of Spain and Holland; but, notwithstanding this victory, the French suddenly abandoned Messina in 1678, and the Spanish occupied the town once more.

  • They possess - not in Hebrew, of which they are altogether ignorant, but in Ethiopic (or Geez)- the canonical and apocryphal books of the Old Testament; a volume of extracts from the Pentateuch, with comments given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai; the Te-e-sa-sa Sanbat, or laws of the Sabbath; the Ardit, a book of secrets revealed to twelve saints, which is used as a charm against disease; lives of Abraham, Moses, &c.; and a translation of Josephus called Sana Aihud.

  • The annual festivals are the passover, the harvest feast, the Baala Mazalat or feast of tabernacles (during which, however, no booths are built), the day of covenant or assembly and Abraham's day.

  • ABRAHAM GESNER (1797-1864), Canadian geologist, was born in Nova Scotia in 1797.

  • After wearisome and disheartening failures, embittered by the pain of an internal disease, Wolfe crowned his work by the decisive victory on the Plains of Abraham (13th of September 1759) by which the French permanently lost Quebec. Twice wounded earlier in the fight, he had refused to leave the field, and a third bullet passing through his lungs inflicted a mortal injury.

  • ABRAHAM, or Abram (Hebrew for "father is high"), the ancestor of the Israelites, the first of the great Biblical patriarchs.

  • A similar experience is said to have happened to Abraham and Sarah at Gerar with the Philistine king Abimelech (xx.

  • To mark the solemnity of the occasion, the patriarch's name was changed to Abraham, and that of his wife to Sarah.

  • The promise of a son to Sarah made Abraham "laugh", a punning allusion to the name Isaac which appears again in other forms. Thus, it is Sarah herself who "laughs" at the idea, when Yahweh appears to Abraham at Mamre (xviii.

  • Abraham was now commanded by God to offer up Isaac in the land of Moriah.

  • 2, 12) Abraham gave all he had, and dismissed the sons of his concubines to the lands outside Palestine; they were thus regarded as less intimately related to Isaac and his descendants (xxv.

  • For the completion of the history of Abraham the compiler of Genesis has used P's narrative.

  • The story of Abraham is of greater value for the study of Old Testament theology than for the history of Israel.

  • From the time when he was bidden to leave his country to enter the unknown land, Yahweh was ever present to encourage him to trust in the future when his posterity should possess the land, and so, in its bitterest hours, Israel could turn for consolation to the promises of the past which enshrined in Abraham its hopes for the future.

  • Not only is Abraham the founder of religion, but he, of all the patriarchal figures, stands out most prominently as the recipient of the promises (xii.

  • For the history of the Hebrews the life of Abraham is of the same value as other stories of traditional ancestors.

  • 2), and knew of Abraham's miraculous escape from death (an obscure reference to some act of deliverance in Is.

  • Noteworthy coincidences in the lives of Abraham and Isaac, noticed above, point to the fluctuating state of traditions in the oral stage, or suggest that Abraham's life has been built up by borrowing from the common stock of popular lore.

  • 2 More original is the parting of Lot and Abraham at Bethel.

  • Different writers have regarded the life of Abraham differently.

  • From the character of the literary evidence and the locale of the stories it has been held that Abraham was originally associated with Hebron.

  • One remarkable chapter associates Abraham with kings of Elam and the east (Gen.

  • "It is generally recognized that this chapter holds quite an isolated place in the Pentateuchal history; it is the only passage which presents Abraham in the character of a warrior, and connects him with historical names and political movements, and there are no clear marks by which it can be assigned to any one of the documents of which Genesis is made up. Thus, while one school of interpreters finds in the chapter the earliest fragment of the political history of western Asia, some even holding with Ewald that the narrative is probably based on old Canaanite records, other critics, as Noldeke, regard the whole as unhistorical and comparatively late in origin.

  • Many fanciful legends about Abraham founded on Biblical accounts or spun out of the fancy are to be found in Josephus, and in post-Biblical and Mahommedan literature; for these, reference may be made to Beer, Leben Abrahams (1859); Gri nbaum, Neue Beitrdge z.

  • (1893); the apocryphal "Testament of Abraham" (M.

  • Abraham a Sancta Clara >>

  • Shechem itself was visited by Abraham and Jacob, and the latter bought from the sons of Hamor a burial-place (Gen.

  • He cruised off Messina to intercept the supplies which were being brought to the French garrison by a fleet of 20 sail under the command of Abraham Duquesne.

  • For the French side: Abraham du Quesne et la marine de son temps, by A.

  • ISAAC (Hebrew for "he laughs," on explanatory references to the name, see Abraham), the only child of Abraham and Sarah, was born when his parents were respectively a hundred and ninety years of age (Gen.

  • The resemblance between incidents in the lives of Isaac and Abraham is noteworthy; in each case Isaac appears to be the more original.

  • See further Ishmael, and note that the pair Isaac and Ishmael correspond to Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Esau.

  • Franklin's work as a publisher is for the most part closely connected with his work in issuing the Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack (a summary of the proverbs from which appeared in the number for 1758, and has often been reprinted - under such titles as Father Abraham's Speech, and The Way to Wealth).1 Of much of Franklin's work as an author something has already been said.

  • Abraham Nicolas Amelot de la Houssaye >>

  • ABRAHAM GEIGER (1810-1874), Jewish theologian and orientalist, was born at Frankfort-on-Main on the 24th of May 1810, and educated at the universities of Heidelberg and Bonn.

  • Schrieber, Abraham Geiger als Reformator des Judentums (1880), art.

  • Abraham Geiger's nephew Lazarus Geiger (1829-1870), philosopher and philologist, born at Frankfort-on-Main, was destined to commerce, but soon gave himself up to scholarship and studied at Marburg, Bonn and Heidelberg.

  • WILHELM ABRAHAM TELLER (1734-1804), German Protestant divine, was born at Leipzig on the 9th of January 1 734.

  • Wilhelm Abraham studied philosophy and theology in the university of his native town.

  • He was one of the Anakim, or giants of Palestine; he read the books of Abraham, where he got the name Yahweh, by virtue of which he predicted the future, and got from God whatever he asked.

  • The emperor Alexander Severus had images of Abraham, Christ and Alexander the Great among his household Lares.

  • Mahomet as a prophet with Abraham and the patriarchs.

  • Abraham Kuenen >>

  • 8 The Mal'akh Yahweh (or Elohim) appears to Abraham, Hagar, Moses, Gideon, &c., and leads the Israelites in the Pillar of Cloud.

  • (J) the appearance of Yahweh to Abraham and Lot is connected with three, afterwards two, men or messengers; but possibly in the original form of the story Yahweh appeared alone."

  • In the parable Lazarus returns not to earth, since Abraham foresees that the rich man's brethren would disbelieve even if one rose from the dead; in the corresponding allegory, Lazarus does actually return to life, and the Jews believe so little as to determine upon killing the very Life Himself.

  • Of the Oranjie Unie Mr Abraham Fischer became chairman, other prominent members being Messrs Hertzog, C. de Wet and Steyn.

  • But it is as an anti-slavery leader, and as perhaps the chief agency in educating the mass of the Northern people to that opposition through legal forms to the extension of slavery which culminated in the election of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, that Greeley's main work was done.

  • His active hostility to Seward did much to prevent the success of that statesman, and to bring about instead the nomination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • - The first iron bridge erected was constructed by John Wilkinson (1728-1808) and Abraham Darby span of 240 ft.

  • He admits, however, that such mere co-ordination of the language of Paul and James, for instance, as appears in his twice bracketing "faith and hospitality" as grounds of acceptance with God (the cases are those of Abraham and Rahab, in chs.

  • The In 1861 the accession of Abraham Lincoln to the presi- American dency of the United States of America caused the Civil War.

  • Arthur, and to Abraham Coles (1813-1891), a poet and physician, both of whom lived here.

  • Their first church was in Broad Street, nearly opposite the present First Presbyterian Church, with cupola and flankers from which "watchers" and "wards" might discover the approach of hostile Indians, and as an honour to their pastor, Rev. Abraham Pierson (1608-1678), who came from Newark-on-Trent, they gave the town its present name, having called it Milford upon their first settlement.

  • His mathematical capacity was early noticed; he pursued his studies at Gottingen under Abraham Gotthelf Kastner (1719-1800), and in 1787 he went to Berlin and studied practical astronomy under E.

  • Two naval demonstrations were made by France during the reign of Louis XIV., one by Abraham Duquesne in 1682, and the other by Marshal Jean d'Estrees in 1688, but these repressive measures were too intermittent to produce a durable effect.

  • (the visit of the three angels to Abraham, and the judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah), xxiv.

  • (Abraham's servant sent to find a wife for Isaac), xxvii.

  • The first traces of " E " are found in the life of Abraham, in parts of Gen.

  • is no exception to this statement: archaeology has made probable the historic reality of Chedorlaomer, which some critics had previously divined; it has not proved the historical reality of the patriarch Abraham or the part played by him in the story, which some critics, whether rightly or wrongly, had questioned.

  • It is also to be noted that in the Samaritan text of the Pentateuch, and in the LXX., the figures, especially in the period from the Creation to the birth of Abraham, differ considerably from those given in the Hebrew, yielding in Sam.

  • (2) From the Flood to the Call of Abraham (Gen.

  • (3) From the Call of Abraham to the Exodus.

  • From the Call of Abraham to the birth of Isaac (Abraham being then aged 100, Gen.

  • We thus get From the Call of Abraham to the Exodus (Heb.

  • 215+430 = 645 years From the Flood to the Call of Abraham (Heb.

  • (ii.) The ages to which the various patriarchs lived (Abraham, 175; Isaac, 180; Jacob, 147), though not so extravagant as those of the antediluvian patriarchs, or (with one exception) as those of the patriarchs between Noah and Abraham, are much greater than is at all probable in view of the structure and constitution of the human body.

  • 4 that Abraham left Haran after his father Terah's death (Gen.

  • The two brothers, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevir, published two editions at Leiden in 1624 and 1633, based chiefly on Beza's text.

  • The legends of his escape from a fiery furnace may have a philological basis (Ur interpreted as " fire "), but the allusion to the redemption of Abraham in Isa.

  • 2 seq.; Abraham's faith (Gen.

  • In 1717 Abraham Sharp published in his Geometry Improv'd the Briggian logarithms of numbers from 1 to 100, and of primes from 100 to 1100, to 61 places; these were copied into the later editions of Sherwin and other works.

  • As has been stated, Abraham Sharp's table contains 61-decimal 10 b= log 24 = - log (1-160) d =10g 49 = - log (1-160) 17253 8 35 62 21868 Briggian logarithms of primes up to I ioo, so that the logarithms of all composite numbers whose greatest prime factor does not exceed this number may be found by simple addition; and Wolfram's table gives 48-decimal hyperbolic logarithms of primes up to 10,009.

  • Abraham Gottlob Werner (1750-1817), the famous exponent of the aqueous theory of earth formation, observed in successive geological formations the gradual approach to the forms of existing species.

  • As the son of Haran and grandson of Terah, he was Abraham's nephew (Gen.

  • The account of Chedorlaomer's invasion and of Lot's rescue by Abraham belongs to an independent source (Gen.

  • Abraham Mignon >>

  • Mani, following the example of the gnostic Jewish Christians, appears to have held Adam, Noah, Abraham (perhaps zoroaster and Buddha) to be such prophets.

  • Abraham Van Diepenbeck >>

  • In 1804 the state government, which had assumed control of the saltfields, sold to Abraham Walton of Albany, for $6550, some 250 acres, embracing the district now occupied by Syracuse's business centre, to secure money for the construction of a public road.

  • In 1699 Abraham Sharp, on the suggestion of Edmund Halley, took Gregory's series, and, putting tan 0=11/3, found the ratio equal to 1 112 (I { 5 32 - 7 33 +...), from which he calculated it correct to 71 fractional places.'

  • This was made by Giovanni Alfonso Borelli and Abraham Ecchellensis from the free version in Arabic made in 983 by Abu 'l-Fath of Ispahan and preserved in a Florence MS. But the best Arabic translation is that made as regards Books i.-iv.

  • Upon the election of Abraham Lincoln, Governor Andrew B.

  • he Messianic claims of Abraham Abulafia of Saragossa (born 1240) had a cabalistic basis, and the same studies encouraged the wildest hopes at a later time.

  • Other paintings with which the name of the gallery is generally associated are Correggio's "La Notte" and "Mary Magdalene"; Titian's "Tribute Money" and "Venus"; "The Adoration" and "The Marriage in Cana," by Paul Veronese; Andrea del Sarto's "Abraham's Sacrifice"; Rembrandt's "Portrait of Himself with his Wife sitting on his Knee"; "The Judgment of Paris" and "The Boar Hunt," by Rubens; Van Dyck's "Charles I., his Queen, and their Children."

  • It was translated into the chief languages of Europe, and into English by Ralph Robinson as A fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke of the best State of a Publyque Weale, and of the newe Yle called Utopia (Abraham Nell, 1551); modern editions are by J.

  • He laid stress on the importance of manual and industrial training during his term of office (1847-1855), and was succeeded by a board of education (1855-1865), of which he was first president; then an inspector-general of schools was appointed, Judge Abraham Fornander being the first inspector; in 1896 an executive department was created under a minister of public instruction and six corn 1 These are: the county of Hawaii, consisting of the island of the same name; the county of Maui, including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Kahoolawe, and the greater part of Molokai; the county of Kalawao, being the leper settlement on Molokai; the city and county of Honolulu (created from the former county of Oahu by an act of 1907, which came into effect in 1909), consisting of the island of Oahu and various small islands, of which the only ones of any importance are the Midway Islands, 1232 m.

  • "I had intermissions, and was sometimes brought into such a heavenly joy that I thought I had been in Abraham's bosom."

  • " the friend of the Merciful One" - an allusion to Abraham), a city of Palestine some 20 m.

  • Biblical traditions connect it closely with the patriarch Abraham and make it a "city of refuge."

  • The interior area is partly occupied by a 12th-century Gothic church, and contains six modern cenotaphs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah.

  • There are a British medical mission, a German Protestant mission with church and schools, and, near Abraham's Oak, a Russian mission.

  • In the promise to Abraham (xii.

  • He proposes thirty questions on these matters, among which are the following: "whether souls are conducted to heaven or hell immediately after death"; "whether the Embus of hell is the same as Abraham's bosom"; "whether the sun and moon will be really obscured at the day of judgment"; "whether all the members of the human body will rise with it"; "whether the hair and nails will reappear"; could thought become "more lawless and uncertain" ?

  • Thus Abraham Danzig celebrated in this manner his escape from the results of an explosion of a powder magazine at Wilna in 1804.

  • Abraham Bennet, the inventor of the gold leaf electro e described a doubler or machine for multiplying Bennet'.

  • It was then, in 1735, that Abraham Darby showed how to make cast iron with coke in the high furnace, which by this time had become a veritable blast furnace.

  • Moses Kimhi also composed commentaries to the biblical books; those on Proverbs, Ezra and Nehemiah are in the great rabbinical bibles falsely ascribed to Abraham ibn Ezra.

  • It was an important holy place, where Abraham planted a sacred tree (Gen.

  • Abraham Joseph Benard Fleury >>

  • He edited the Works of William Warburton, the Select Works (1772) of Abraham Cowley, and left materials for an edition (6 vols., 1811) of Addison.

  • Ezra 2 about thirty, but Abraham Zaccuto 3 states that he died (at Valencia) in 1070.

  • Indeed, this charge is expressly brought against him by Abraham ben David of Toledo (died in 1180).

  • He graduated from Brown University in 1858, studied law in the office of Abraham Lincoln, was admitted to the bar in Springfield, Illinois, in 1861, and soon afterwards was selected by President Lincoln as assistant private secretary, in which capacity he served till the president's death, being associated with John George Nicolay (1832-1901).

  • Nicolay he wrote Abraham Lincoln: A History (io vols., 1890), a monumental work indispensable to the student of the Civil War period in America, and published an edition of Lincoln's Complete Works (2 vols., 1894).

  • An anti-patriarch had been appointed in the person of Abraham of Kartamin, who insisted on the use of the phrase in opposition to the recognized authorities of the church.

  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865), sixteenth president of the United States of America, was born on "Rock Spring" farm, 3 m.

  • His grandfather,' Abraham Lincoln, settled in Kentucky about 1780 and was killed by Indians in 1784.

  • The Lincolns had removed from Elizabethtown, Hardin county, their first home, to the Rock Spring farm, only a short time before Abraham's birth; about 1813 they removed to a farm of 238 acres on Knob Creek, about 6 m.

  • There Abraham's mother died on the 5th of October 1818.

  • Being now twenty-one years of age, Abraham hired himself to Denton Offutt, a migratory trader and storekeeper then of Sangamon county, and he helped Offutt to build a flatboat and float it down the Sangamon, Illinois and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans.

  • The Illinois State Convention of the Republican party, held at Decatur on the 9th and 10th of May 1860, amid great enthusiasm declared Abraham Lincoln its first choice for the presidential nomination, and instructed the delegation to the National Convention to cast the vote of the state as a unit for him.

  • See The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (12 vols., New York, 1906-1907; enlarged from the 2-volume edition of 1894 by John G.

  • Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History (to vols., New York, 1890), a monumental work by his private secretaries who treat primarily his official life; John G.

  • Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln (New York, 1904), condensed from the preceding; John T.

  • Morse, Jr., Abraham Lincoln (2 vols., Boston, 1896), in the "American Statesmen" series, an excellent brief biography, dealing chiefly with Lincoln's political career; Ida M.

  • Tarbell, The Early Life of Lincoln (New York, 1896) and Life of Abraham Lincoln (2 vols., New York, 1900), containing new material to which too great prominence and credence is sometimes given; Carl Schurz, Abraham Lincoln: An Essay (Boston, 1891), a remarkably able estimate; Ward H.

  • Weik, Abraham Lincoln, the True Story of a Great Life (3 vols., Chicago, 1889; revised, 2 vols., New York, 1892), an intimate and ill-proportioned biography by Lincoln's law partner who exaggerates the importance of the petty incidents of his youth and young manhood; Isaac N.

  • Arnold, History of Abraham Lincoln and the Overthrow of Slavery (Chicago, 1867), revised and enlarged as Life of Abraham Lincoln (Chicago, 1885), valuable for personal reminiscences; Gideon Welles, Lincoln and Seward (New York, 1874), the reply of Lincoln's secretary of the navy to Charles Francis Adams's eulogy (delivered in Albany in April 1873) on Lincoln's secretary of state, W.

  • Learned, Abraham Lincoln: An American Migration (Philadelphia, 1909), a careful study of the Lincoln family in America; W.

  • Hutchinson, The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln (Boston, 1909), a careful genealogical monograph; and C. H.

  • William Godwin was educated for his father's profession at Hoxton Academy, where he was under Andrew Kippis the biographer and Dr Abraham Rees of the Cyclopaedia, and was at first more Calvinistic than his teachers, becoming a Sande manian, or follower of John Glas, whom he describes as "a celebrated north-country apostle who, after Calvin had damned ninety-nine in a hundred of mankind, has contrived a scheme for damning ninety-nine in a hundred of the followers of Calvin."

  • Abraham Bright was a Wiltshire yeoman, who, early in the 18th century, removed to Coventry, where his descendants remained, and where, in 1775, Jacob Bright was born.

  • In November of the same year there was a dinner at Bolton to Abraham Paulton, who had just returned from a successful Anti-Corn Law tour in Scotland.

  • After a reference to their descent from Abraham and their sojourn in Egypt, Aristides praises them for their worship of the one God, the Almighty Creator; but blames them as worshipping angels, and observing "sabbaths and new moons, and the unleavened bread, and the great fast, and circumcision, and cleanness of meats."

  • In an address which is put in the mouth of Abraham (xxvi.

  • 75 sqq.), the reader quite forgets that it is Abraham, and not Mahomet (or God himself), who is speaking.

  • It is actually used of the religion of the Jews and Christians (once), of the heathen (5 times), but mostly (8 times) of the religion of Abraham, which Mahomet in the Medina period places on the same level with Islam.

  • The editio princeps of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was by Abraham Wheloc, professor of Arabic at Cambridge, where the work was printed (1643-1644).

  • Abraham.

  • ISHMAEL (a Hebrew name meaning "God hears"), in the Bible, the son of Abraham by his Egyptian concubine Hagar, and the eponym of a number of (probably) nomadic tribes living outside Palestine.

  • 2 Through the jealousy of Sarah, Abraham's wife, mother and son were driven away, and they wandered in the district south of Beersheba.

  • E); see Abraham.

  • Similarly he was able to celebrate worthily, in the presence of the then Prince of Wales, the acquisition by Quebec of the Plains of Abraham for public purposes, without hurting the susceptibilities of the French-Canadians.

  • In the Illinois campaign of the next year between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A.

  • Seward; he was on the commi ttee which drew up the platform and served on the committee which announced his nomination to Abraham Lincoln.

  • Schurz published a volume of Speeches (1885); Henry Clay (1887) in the "American Statesmen" series, a standard biography; Abraham Lincoln (1889), a remarkable essay; and Reminiscences (New York, 3 vols., 1907-1908), in the third volume of which is a sketch of his life and public services from 1869 to 1906 by Frederic Bancroft and William A.

  • ABRAHAM DEMOIVRE (1667-1754), English mathematician of French extraction, was born at Vitry, in Champagne, on the 26th of May 1667.

  • He began his treatment of the subject with " the first dawn of the history of the church," the call of Abraham; and published the first two volumes of his History of the Jewish Church in 1863 and 1865.

  • At Bethlehem she saw, in addition to the church of the Nativity, the grave of Rachel; at Hebron the hut of Sarah, in which the swaddling clothes of Isaac and the remains of Abraham's oak were on view (Hieron.

  • Abraham Fornander i has, however, with great probability, traced back the history of the Hawaiians to the 5th century.

  • Moerenhout, Voyages aux Iles du Grand Ocean, &c. (Paris, 1837); Abraham Fornander, An Account of the Polynesian Race (1878).

  • Douglas (Democrat) and Abraham Lincoln (Republican).

  • Under the title Ur of the Chaldees, it is mentioned in the Bible as the original home of Abraham.

  • It is worthy of notice that Haran, in upper Mesopotamia, which also was a home of Abraham, was likewise a famous site of worship of the god Sin, and that the name of that god also appears in Mount Sinai, which was historically connected with the origin of the Hebrew nation and religion.

  • Kuyper, Abraham (1837-1920), Dutch theologian and politician, was born Oct.

  • They emphasized His relation to humanity as a whole, in contrast to such narrower titles as " Son of Abraham " or " Son of David."

  • But while they are excluded, a multitude from all quarters of the earth shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the prophets in the kingdom of God.

  • The warning to the nation sounded by the Baptist, that God could raise up a new family for Abraham, is heard again and again in our Lord's teaching.

  • The sons of the kingdom will be left outside, while strangers feast with Abraham.

  • His Hebrew instinct leads him to begin with a table of genealogy, artificially constructed in groups of fourteen generations - from Abraham to David, from David to the Captivity, and from the Captivity to the Christ.

  • According to the original commandment of God, marriage is between one man and one woman, and this original precept has been confirmed by our Lord; but sin brought it about that first Lamech, then the heathen, and then Abraham, took more than one wife, and this was permitted under the law.

  • of `Amr. 7 In the Old Testament popular feeling knows of two phases: Edom, the more powerful brother of Jacob (or Israel) - both could share in the traditions of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - and the hatred of the treacherous Edom in the prophetical writings.

  • Abraham and Amraphel in Gen.

  • We need not here do more than allude to the centralization of Jewish ideas and aspirations in Jerusalem, especially in the holy rock on which tradition (and probably textual corruption) have placed the scene of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac, and over which the Most Holy Place of the Temple stood.

  • Abraham Calovius >>

  • According to its discoverer it represents the oldest account of the Babylonian Deluge story extant; and he considers it of fundamental importance for determining the age of Israel's earliest traditions, since he would regard it as having been written "before Abraham had left his Babylonian home in Ur of the Chaldees."

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  • A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln overlooks the lake.

  • God would not deliver Israel because it was his people, descended from Abraham, his chosen, but he would punish it even more severely than the other nations because it denied him by its sins (Amos iii.

  • In his private chapel he had busts of Orpheus, Abraham, Apollonius of Tyana and Jesus Christ.

  • Abraham Bennet (Phil.

  • It is characteristic that, while Paris had its Bossuets and Bourdaloues, Vienna was listening to Abraham a Sancta Clara, the punning Capuchin whom Schiller, regardless of dates, introduces into the opening scene of his Wallenstein.

  • ABRAHAMITES, a sect of deists in Bohemia in the 18th century, who professed to be followers of the pre-circumcised Abraham.

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  • Willi m Carr Lane David Merriwether Abraham Rencher Henry Connelly .

  • Further advances along the same line of thought were made by Abraham Tucker in his Light of Nature Pursued (pub.

  • Abraham, showed it to be very close to the best determinations of the velocity of light (see Physical Units).

  • Thomson,' John Trowbridge, Max Abraham, and many others, contributed to its elucidation.

  • 7-9), however, are read in the offertory; and Tobias and Sarah once occupied the position now held by Abraham and Sarah in the marriage service.

  • His intimate relations with Bishop Jacob were continued with the three succeeding bishops - Babu (338 - ?349), Vologaeses (?349-361), and Abraham - on all of whom he wrote encomia.

  • Scarcely had he refused the accusation of Buscher, when, on account of his intimacy with the Reformed divines at the conference of Thorn (1645), and his desire to effect a reconciliation between them and the Lutherans, a new charge was preferred against him, principally at the instance of Abraham Calovius (1612-1686), of a secret attachment to Calvinism.

  • ECCHELLEN'SIS (or [[Echellensis), Abraham]] (d.

  • (1) A land entirely unknown, on a mountain in which Abraham offered Isaac (Gen.

  • This was the first convention of the Republican party in Illinois; among the delegates were Abraham Lincoln, Richard Yates, John M.

  • 1786) and Abraham Sahlstedt (d.

  • 6), while other echoes of their talk can be overheard in such phrases as "we are Abraham's seed" (iii.

  • The genuine "sons of Abraham" are not legalistic Jewish Christians but those who simply possess faith in Jesus Christ.

  • 12 f.), and, harping still on Abraham, the apostle essays, with fresh rabbinic dialectic, to establish Christianity over legalism as the free and final religion for men, applying this to the moral situation of the Galatians themselves (v.

  • The prophets and patriarchs, having been often deceived by the Demiurge, suspected a trick and would not avail themselves of the promised salvation, remaining content with the bliss of being in Abraham's bosom.

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  • employed Jewish physicians; it was a Jew - Abraham Zacuto ben Samuel - who supplied Vasco da Gama with nautical instruments; and Jews were employed in the overland journeys by which the Portuguese court first endeavoured to obtain information on Far Eastern affairs.

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  • Of these the north-westerly, the lower of the two, but the larger in superficial area, is called Ibrahim Khalil, from a ziara, or shrine, of Abraham, the friend of God, which stands on its highest point.

  • According to Arabic lore, based on Jewish legends, at this spot Nimrod sought to throw Abraham into a fiery furnace, from which he was saved by the grace of God.

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