This name could be viewed either as meaning "father of many", in Hebrew, or as a contraction of the
name Abram and hamon - "many, multitude". The biblical Abraham was originally named Abram but God
changed his name. He led his followers from Ur into Canaan, and is regarded by the Jews as being the
founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by the Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs
through his son Ishmael.