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Abraham

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Definition: He traveled from Ur to Canaan. In the Hebrew tradition, he is the founder of Judaism. In the Muslim tradition, he is the ancestor of the Arabs. He lived to be a very old man, when he became a father to his son, Isaac.

Related Resources:
Abraham: Father of Three Faiths
The man commonly known as Abraham is unique in the history of religions in that he is claimed as the father of three of them--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Story of Abraham
Find out more about the man who founded Canaan.

Map of Abraham's Journeys
Follow Abraham and his travels.

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