[b-hebrew] The Name Abraham

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 11 11:38:47 EDT 2013

   Lascelles James,

   It is good to cite sources, but it is essential
 to check those sources.

  Please remember that when the mark  *  preceeds a
 word, or root, it indicates that the word is
 speculative, theoretical.

  Note that it wass used in the quote below which
 you cited in your last post.
What is the assumed source or root for that? 

   Uri Hurwitz

    Abraham masc. proper name, name of the first of the patriarchs in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Abraham "father of a multitude," from abh "father" + *raham (cognate with Arabic ruham "multitude"); the name he altered from Abram "high father," from second element ram "high, exalted." Related: Abrahamic.

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