87. Abram
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Abram: "exalted father," the original name of Abraham
Original Word: אַבְרָם
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Abram
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-rawm')
Short Definition: Abram

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as Abiram, see Abraham
"exalted father," the original name of Abraham
NASB Translation
Abram (53), Abram's (7).

אַבְרָם proper name, masculine (id., Thes and others exalted father) Abram Genesis 11:26,27 57t. Genesis (to Genesis 17:5) + 1 Chronicles 1:27; Nehemiah 9:7; = אַבְרָהָם Abraham Genesis 17:5,9,15 172t. OT. (אברהם connected Genesis 17:5 by word-play with הם of המון; really = רום ֯ אברם = רהם which however is not found in Hebrew — compare Di > HalRÉJ 1887, 177 f who proposes אֲבִר הַם גּוֺיִם compare Genesis 49:21 with Isaiah 41:21; so that אֲבִר הָם chief of multitude is the new name of Genesis 17:5 (הָם) √ המה). SpiegelbRandglossen 14 compare Palestinian proper name geography µ‡r° °brru = חקל אברם (compage Egyptian article masculine), in Sheshonk list. As regards etymology, Nöl.c. and others explained as 'the father [a divine title] is exalted' (compare יְהוֺרָם, מַלְכִּירָם, חִירָם[אֲ]).


Contracted from 'Abiyram; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham -- Abram.

see HEBREW 'Abiyram

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