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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #087 - אַבְרָם

Word Origin
contracted from (048)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name, Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Abram = “exalted father”

1) original name of Abraham

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (61) NAS (60) HCS (60)
Genesis 48
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Genesis 48
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Genesis 58
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
n-p 60
n-p 52
n-p 52

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 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 > Hal RÉJ 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). Spiegelb Randglossen 14 compare Palestinian proper name geography µ‡r° °brru = חקל אברם (compage Egyptian article masculine), in Sheshonk list. As regards etymology, Nö l.c. and others explained as 'the father [a divine title] is exalted' (compare יְהוֺרָם, מַלְכִּירָם, חִירָם[אֲ]).

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List of Word Forms
אַבְרָ֑ם אַבְרָ֔ם אַבְרָ֖ם אַבְרָ֗ם אַבְרָ֜ם אַבְרָ֣ם אַבְרָ֤ם אַבְרָ֧ם אַבְרָ֨ם אַבְרָֽם׃ אַבְרָם֙ אַבְרָם֩ אַבְרָם֮ אברם אברם׃ בְּאַבְרָ֔ם באברם וְאַבְרָ֕ם וְאַבְרָ֖ם וְאַבְרָ֗ם וּלְאַבְרָ֥ם ואברם ולאברם לְאַבְרָ֔ם לְאַבְרָ֖ם לְאַבְרָ֗ם לְאַבְרָ֣ם לְאַבְרָ֥ם לְאַבְרָֽם׃ לאברם לאברם׃ ’aḇ·rām ’aḇrām avRam bə’aḇrām bə·’aḇ·rām beavRam lə’aḇrām lə·’aḇ·rām leavRam ū·lə·’aḇ·rām ulavRam ūlə’aḇrām veavRam wə’aḇrām wə·’aḇ·rām
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