John Jay (December 12, 1745 - May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, and jurist, best known as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Considered one of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States, Jay served in the Continental Congress and was elected president of that body in 1778.
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Abraham (Hebrew אַבְרָהָם Avraham "Father/Leader of many," Arabic ابراهيم Ibrāhīm ) was the original patriarch of Judaism, recognized as the "father of faith" by Christianity, and an extremely important prophet in Islam. The story of his life is told in the Book of Genesis and in the Qur'an. In both scriptures, Abraham is characterized as having exemplary faith, a living relationship with the personal God who directs his life.
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Notes ↑ Beaulieu (1989). ↑ A. Kuhrt, "Nabonidus and the Babylonian priesthood," in Beard (1990). ↑ Herodotus, Histories 1.188-191. ↑ Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.5.1-36. ↑ M. Jursa, "The transition of Babylonia from the Neo-Babylonian empire to Achaemenid rule," in Crawford (2007). References Beard, Mary, and John A.