ABRAHAM IN BIBLE AND QUR’AN
Reported by: Rahmanhadiq
A. According to the Bible
1. Based on a count of the birth of Noah until Abraham is written in the Bible, Abraham and
Noah was living at the same time. Abraham was born when Noah was 880 years old, and Noah
died when Abraham was about 80 years. But after a water flood disaster, the Bible does not tell
about the continuation of the covenant between God and Noah, or the relationship between
Abraham and Noah. Bible does not explain how the atmosphere of Noah's death, did Noah die
of old age or due to other causes.
2. Abraham had changed its name from Abram to Abraham on the orders of God (Genesis
17:14) that after the Lord said that he would get more kids from Sara (Genesis 16:15). Bible
does not explain why Abram's name should be replaced by God to Abraham at the age of 96
years old. In Hebrew and Jewish, Abram means "father" while "Abraham" means "Father of
nations". Why would God think of the symbol of a human's name is very important that God
requires Abram changed his name form the Abraham?. Abraham had a first wife named Sarai.
Sarai was Abraham's own brother, the son of another wife but the father Terah (Genesis 20:12).
So Abraham and Sarai is a step-siblings. Sarai changed its name to Sara on the orders of God.
This substitution occurred after Abraham was told by God that Abraham would have children of
the sarai (Genesis 17:15). Bible does not explain why Abram and Sarai had to change their
names to Abraham and Sara. But the Bible explains the reason that they will be the pair
selected from a number of nations in the world. Maybe this is the reason why the Bible
considers necessary to change their names, though the name is still similar to their real names.
Abraham had second wives named Hagar. Marriage of Abraham with Hagar was the initiative of
his first wife Sara. Because it does not also have a son to Abraham's 95-year-old, then Sara
suggested to her husband for Hagar, a slave who was