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Genesis 12:1 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 12

Abram’s Call and Migration. The Lord said to Abram: Go forth[a] from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.

Footnotes:

  1. 12:1–3 Go forth…find blessing in you: the syntax of the Hebrew suggests that the blessings promised to Abraham are contingent on his going to Canaan.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Genesis 17:5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham,[a] for I am making you the father of a multitude of nations.

Footnotes:

  1. 17:5 Abram and Abraham are merely two forms of the same name, both meaning, “the father is exalted”; another variant form is Abiram (Nm 16:1; 1 Kgs 16:34). The additional -ha- in the form Abraham is explained by popular etymology as coming from ab-hamon goyim, “father of a multitude of nations.”
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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