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Abraham a Santa Clara (1644—1709)

Abraham Aaron Roback (1890—1965)

Abraham Abel Werner (1837—1912) rabbi

Abraham Adunsky

Abraham and Isaac

Abraham Aurelius (c. 1575—1626) Reformed minister

Abraham Bar Hayya (c. 1016—1136)

Abraham Bar Hiyya (c. 1065—1145)

Abraham ben David of Posquières (c. 1125—1198)

Abraham ben Moses ben Maimon (1186—1237)

Abraham ben Naphtali Tang (1722—1792) theologian and historian

Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia (c. 1240—1291)

Abraham ben Samuel ha-Levi Ibn Hasdai

Abraham ben Samuel Zucuto (1452—1515)

Abraham ben Shmuel Abulafia (c. 1240—1291)

Abraham Benisch (1811—1878) Hebraist and newspaper editor

Abraham Bennet (1749—1799) Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher

Abraham Bennett (fl. 1750—1813)

Abraham Berliner

Abraham Bloemaert (1566—1651)

Abraham Booth (1734—1806) Particular Baptist minister and author

Abraham Bosse (1604—1676)

Abraham Bredius (1855—1946)

Abraham Brewster (1796—1874) judge

Abraham Brook (fl. c. 1739—1799) bookseller and natural philosopher

Abraham Buford (1820—1884)

Abraham Buford (1749—1833)

Abraham Buzaglo (1716—1788)


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In the Bible, the Hebrew patriarch from whom all Jews trace their descent (Genesis 11:27–25:10), directed by God to leave his own country for another land. In Genesis 22 he is ordered by God to sacrifice his son Isaac as a test of faith, a command later revoked. Abraham's bosom is where the righteous dead are said to lie at peace; the term comes from Luke 66:22.

Abraham man a former or occasional inmate of the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem in London, licensed to beg on his discharge, or a similarly licensed beggar discharged from a charitable institution (perhaps in allusion to the biblical story of the beggar Lazarus in Luke 16). The term was current in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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