Abraham the Patriarch

[Abraham, Sarah, and the Angel]Also known as

  • Abram

Memorial

Profile

Old Testament patriarch. Married to Sarah. Founder of the Hebrew nation. Father of all believers in the true God. At God’s command he moved from his native Chaldea to Canaan. Nomadic shepherd. Reported to have lived to age 175.

Born

  • at Ur, Chaldea as Abram

Died

  • c.1700 BC of natural causes

Canonized

Representation

  • bearded old man offering food to three angels
  • bearded old man holding a blanket containing small people representing the souls of all believers saved since his first reaction to God

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Abraham the Patriarch“. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 December 2013. Web. 10 July 2014. <>