Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Ibrāhīm
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, the Biblical Abraham, was, according to the Ḳurʾān (Sūra vi. 74), the son of Āzar, which name is apparently to be derived from Elazar, the name of his servant (cf. S. Fraenkel in Zeitschr. d. Deutsch. Morgenl. Gesellsch., lvi. 72). The Biblical names of Abraham’s ancestors: Tārik̲h̲ b. Nāḥūr b. Sārūg̲h̲ b. Arg̲h̲ū b. Fālig̲h̲ b. ʿĀbir b. S̲h̲ālik̲h̲ b. Ḳainān b. Arfak̲h̲s̲h̲ad b. Sām b. Nūḥ are found in al-T̲h̲aʿlabī, p. 44, and Ibn al-At̲h̲īr, i. 67, and this genealogy agrees perfectly with Genesis xi. 10—21 and Chronicles, i. 12—27. Ḳainān alone seems to have been inserted from Genesis v.…

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Eisenberg, J. and Wensinck, A. J., “Ibrāhīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_COM_0080>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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