Abraham in the Old Testament and the New Testament

Hulya Cetin


Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which contain many differences with their belief systems, religious traditions and cultures, and have their own characteristics, They unite in Abraham and emphasize that he was a true believer and prophet with his belief and life. Although there are many different aspects in the sacred texts and religious traditions and cultures of the three religions in question, İbrahim is an extremely special and important person on whom it is agreed. The ancestry of the Jews In the Old Testament, which is based on Abraham, the information about Abraham is mostly collected in the book of "Genesis", but there are also reminders in different parts of the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, Abraham was first named Abram (Hebrew Abram) in the meaning of "great ancestor", then as a result of the Lord's covenant with him, this name turned into Abraham (Hebrew Avraham) meaning "ancestor of nations". By accepting the Jewish holy book, Christians call it the Old Testament and their scriptures the New Testament. As it is known, Christianity; Christians read the Jewish holy book from their own perspective, as it is a belief system centered on the understanding of Jesus Christ. In the story of Abraham in the New Testament, especially Abraham's faith is mentioned with praise. From the time of Paul, Christians They accepted Abraham as a model of faith. In his preachings, Jesus He talked about Abraham and emphasized the importance of being on his way rather than lineage; He wanted the Jews to give up their stubbornness and believe in him.

Keywords: Old Testament, New Tastament, Abraham, Judaism, Christianity

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/7-05-04

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