"He would become an American or Australian Abraham"

Public DomainAbraham - Credit: James Tissot
Abraham is a central character in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is considered the father of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths (the Abrahamic religions).

Abraham had a divine vision that he would be the father of nations, with descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky. This prophecy was doubly extraordinary because he and his wife were childless until old age, when Sarah miraculously gave birth to Isaac.