Metonymy

The Seed of Abraham became the fruit of a nation—Israel.

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Abimelech

Abraham the Biblical Patriarch offered his wife Sarah to him saying that it was his Sister. In a dream God warned Abimelech not to bed with Sarah. As an Idiom Abimelech means an intuition which is fortuitous. It’s fortuitous to have an Abimelech in sleep. Years back an Abimelech occurred to me showing a lottery ticket with Santa engraved on it. Does this Abimelech mean that I will win 2019 Kerala Christmas Bumper?

Ishmael

When Sarah did not conceive, she asked Abraham to bed with Hagar the maid and a son was born called Ishmael. Sarah grew jealous and tormented Hagar and threw her out. Ishmael as an idiom means torment and jealousy. It’s human tendency to be Ishmael. Ishmael exists among nations. A Filipino woman my significant other is an Ishmael.

Abraham

Abraham is the grand patriarch of the Old Testament. He was tested by God when he was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. He obeyed God’s command impeccably. And later an angel is said: don’t worry; sacrifice the ram entangled in thorns. As an idiom it means being faithful.

Example: All Christians are not Abrahams of faith.

Being Abraham towards Christ is a wise choice.

King Solomon turned away from being Abraham when he started worshipping the pagan religions of his concubines.