אַבְרָם proper name, masculine (id., Thes and others exalted father) Abram
[Gen 11:26]; [Gen 11:27] + 57 t. Genesis (to [Gen 17:5]) + [1Chr 1:27]; [Neh 9:7] = אַבְרָהָם Abraham [Gen 17:5]; [Gen 17:9]; [Gen 17:15] + 172 t. OT. (אברהם connected [Gen 17:5] by word-play with הם of המון; really = רום ֯ אברם = רהם which however is not found in Hebrew — compare Di > HalRÉJ 1887, 177 f who proposes אֲבִר הַם גּוֺיִם compare [Gen 49:21] with [Isa 41:21] so that אֲבִר הָם chief of multitude is the new name of [Gen 17:5] (הָם) √ המה). SpiegelbRandglossen 14 compare Palestinian proper name geography µ‡r° °brru = חקל אברם (compage Egyptian article masculine), in Sheshonk list. As regards etymology, Nöl.c. and others explained as 'the father [a divine title] is exalted' (compare יְהוֺרָם, מַלְכִּירָם, חִירָם[אֲ]).
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
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