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Abram in Biblical Hebrew
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The name Abram in the Bible

Abram is a Babylonian run-away (Genesis 11:31) and the first to be called Hebrew (Genesis 14:13). God renames him Abraham (Genesis 17:5).

Etymology of the name Abram

The name Abram consists of two elements. The first element is the familiar Hebrew word אב (ab), meaning father:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

The second element of the name Abram comes from the root verb רום (rum), meaning to be high, lofty or arrogant:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Abram meaning

Both BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List read Exalted Father. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names renders Father Of Elevation.

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