Abraham: A Key Figure in the Bible
One of the central figures in the Old Testament is Abraham*. His entire story is told in the book of Genesis, but the impact of this man of faith echoes throughout the rest of the Bible. Outside of the book of Genesis, Abraham is mentioned fifty-four times in the rest of the Old Testament, and he is mentioned seventy-two times in the New Testament.
The Call of Abraham and the Lack of an Heir
The Promise of a Son
Asked to Sacrifice His Son
The Faith of Abraham and Isaac
Saints are men and women who lived lives of heroic virtue and whom the Church honors as holy men and women through the Church's ordinary universal teaching authority or through a solemn declaration of canonization. The recognition by the Church of someone being a saint means that the man or woman is now in Heaven and that he or she can be invoked for intercession and considered as an example to Christians on earth.
The men and women of the Bible who are considered saints are recognized by the ordinary universal teaching authority of the Church.
Although it is not as common today to refer to Biblical saints as St. Abraham, for example, that has not always been the case. There are many examples over the centuries in which Biblical saints are given the title "St."
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Feast Day: October 9 (Memorial)