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Avraham seems to mean a father of a multitude or exalted father. But is there any scripture that calls him Av Ha'am? A father of nations or our nation?

I read an article which wrote that Avraham was a Av Ha'am, but I wonder if this terminology of Av Ha'am was mentioned anywhere in the Talmud or other scriptures? Because the Torah calls him a father of a multitude of nations (goyim) and not amim or just am.

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does this help?

"No longer shall you be called 'Abram.' Your name shall be 'Abraham,' for I have made you the father of many nations." (Gen. 17:5)

from here

or perhaps "Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him" Isaiah 51:2

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Those are well known scriptures form the Tenach, i read an aricle which wrote that Avraham was a Av Ha'am, but i wondered if this terminology of Av Ha'am was mentioned anywere in the Talmud or other scriptures ? Because the Torah calls him a father of a multitude of nations (goyim) and not amim or just am. –  J.Levi Apr 24 at 16:45
    
@J.Levi those are the closest in the tanach i think –  ray Apr 25 at 5:22
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