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Abraham (c.20th century BC)
Abraham was a Semite farmer living in Mesopotamia, who, according to the Old Testament, was called upon by God to take his family out of the country and go to settle in Canaan. He wandered for some time, accompanied by his family and some friends, and eventually settled in Hebron, a district in Lower Canaan, and their descendants came to be called Hebrews from this name. These first settlers mingled with other settlers of Semitic stock already there, who had emigrated from Mesopotamia. It is probable that Abraham was elected their chief.