Places Study on Haran

Places Study on Haran

Genesis 11: And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Genesis 11: Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
Genesis 11: And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
Genesis 11: And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Genesis 11: And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Genesis 11: And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis 12: So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
Genesis 12: And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Genesis 27: Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
Genesis 28: And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Genesis 29: And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
Numbers 32: And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
2 Kings 19: Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?
1 Chronicles 2: And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
1 Chronicles 23: The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
Isaiah 37: Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
Ezekiel 27: Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were thy merchants.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Haran

Heb. haran; i.e., "mountaineer." The eldest son of Terah, brother of Abraham and Nahor, and father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah. He died before his father (Genesis 11:27 ), in Ur of the Chaldees.



Heb. haran, i.e., "parched;" or probably from the Accadian charana, meaning "a road." A celebrated city of Western Asia, now Harran, where Abram remained, after he left Ur of the Chaldees, till his father Terah died (Genesis 11:31,32 ), when he continued his journey into the land of Canaan. It is called "Charran" in the LXX. and in Acts 7:2 . It is called the "city of Nahor" (Genesis 24:10 ), and Jacob resided here with Laban (30:43). It stood on the river Belik, an affluent of the Euphrates, about 70 miles above where it joins that river in Upper Mesopotamia or Padan-aram, and about 600 miles northwest of Ur in a direct line. It was on the caravan route between the east and west. It is afterwards mentioned among the towns taken by the king of Assyria (2 Kings 19:12 ; Isaiah 37:12 ). It was known to the Greeks and Romans under the name Carrhae.



The son of Caleb of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:46 ) by his concubine Ephah.


Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Haran
HARAN. 1. Son of Terah, younger brother of Abram, and father of Lot, Genesis 11:26 (P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] ), also father of Milcah and Iscah, Genesis 11:29 (J [Note: Jahwist.] ). 2. A Gershonite Levite ( 1 Chronicles 23:9 ).

HARAN . A city in the N. W. of Mesopotamia, marked by the modern village of Harran , situated on the Bçlikh, a tributary of the Euphrates, and about nine hours’ ride S. E. of Edessa ( Urfa ). Terah and his son Abram and his family dwelt there on their way from Ur of the Chaldees to Canaan ( Genesis 11:31 ; Genesis 12:4-5 ; cf. Acts 7:2 ), and Terah died there ( Genesis 11:32 ; cf. Acts 7:4 ). Nahor, Abram’s brother, settled there; hence it is called ‘the city of Nahor’ in the story of Isaac and Jacob (cf. Genesis 24:10 ; Genesis 27:43 ). Its position on one of the main trade-routes between Babylonia and the Mediterranean coast rendered it commercially of great importance (cf. Ezekiel 27:23 ). It was the chief seat of the worship of Sin, the moon-god, and the frequent references to the city in the Assyrian inscriptions have to do mainly with the worship of this deity and the restoration of his temple. It is probable that Haran rebelled along with the city of Ashur in b.c. 763, and a reference to its subsequent capture and the suppression of the revolt may be seen in 2 Kings 19:12 ; Sargon later on restored the ancient religious privileges of which the city had been then deprived. The worship of the moon-god at Haran appears to have long survived the introduction of Christianity.

L. W. King.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Beth-Haran
A fenced city, E. of Jordan, built by the Gadites (Numbers 32:36). The same as Beth-aram (Joshua 13:27).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Haran
(behth-hay' ran) Place name meaning, “house of height.” Town east of the Jordan the tribe of Gad strengthened after Moses gave it to them (Numbers 32:36 ). It is probably the same as Beth-haram. See Beth-haram .



Holman Bible Dictionary - Haran
(hay' ran) Personal and place name meaning, “mountaineer” or “caravan route.” Three men and an important city of northern Mesopotamia located on the Balik River. 1. Terah's son and Lot's father (Genesis 11:26-29 ,Genesis 11:26-29,11:31 ). 2 . Son of Caleb's concubine (1 Chronicles 2:46 ). 3 . Son of Shimei and a Levite (1 Chronicles 23:9 ). 4 . The city became Abraham's home (Genesis 11:31-32 ; Genesis 12:4-5 ) and remained home for his relatives like Laban (Genesis 27:43 ). Jacob went there and married (Genesis 28:10 ; Genesis 29:4 ). In the eighth century Assyria conquered it (2 Kings 19:12 ; Isaiah 37:12 ). It was a trade partner of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:23 ). Through excavations begun in the 1950s, the city was determined to have been established by the middle of the third millenium and was occupied through the Assyro-Babylonian period until Islamic times. The city was also a major center of worship for the moon god Sin. Its name is spelled differently from that of the men in Hebrew.

David M. Fleming



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-Haran
BETH-HARAN ( Numbers 32:36 ). See Beth-haram.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Beth-Haran
House of grace
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Haran
Mountainous country
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Haran
(Authorized Version ‘Charaan,’ Acts 7:2; Acts 7:4)

Haran was a city of some importance, on a tributary of the Euphrates. From Ur the ancestors of Abraham emigrated to Haran (Genesis 11:31). Here one division, under Nahor, remained. Hence it is called ‘the city of Nahor’ (Genesis 24:10). It was a famous seat of the worship of Sin, the moon-god. Abram left it to enter Canaan.

J. W. Duncan.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Haran
1. Son of Terah, and brother of Abraham, and father of Lot. Genesis 11:26-31 .

2. Son of Shimei a Gershonite. 1 Chronicles 23:9 .

3. Son of Caleb and Ephah. 1 Chronicles 2:46 . The Hebrew of this differs from Nos. 1 and 2.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Haran
Haran (hâ'ran), a mountaineer. 1. The brother of Abraham, and the father of Lot. Genesis 11:26. 2. A Levite. 1 Chronicles 23:9.

Haran (hâ'ran), parched, dry; called Charran (kăr'ran). Acts 7:2. 4 A. V. The place to which Terah removed from Ur of the Chaldees. Terah died there, Genesis 11:31-32; Abram and Lot moved to Canaan, Genesis 12:4, while Nahor remained at Haran, which was called the city of Nahor. Genesis 24:10. It was the early home of Rebekah, and Jacob afterward resided there with Laban. Genesis 27:43. The city was in Mesopotamia, and more definitely in Padanaram, Genesis 24:10; Genesis 25:20, and also in western Assyria. It is generally identified with the modern Haran, the Roman Carræ, situated on the river Belik—the ancient Bilichus—about 60 miles above its entrance into the Euphrates.

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Haran
the eldest son of Terah, and brother to Abraham and Nahor. He was the father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah, Genesis 11:26 , &c. Haran died before his father Terah.

2. HARAN, otherwise called Charran, in Mesopotamia, a city celebrated for having been the place to which Abraham removed first, after he left Ur, Genesis 11:31-32 , and where Terah was buried. Thither it was likewise that Jacob repaired to Laban, when he fled from Esau, Genesis 27:43 ; Genesis 28:10 . &c. Haran was situated in the north-western part of Mesopotamia on a river of the same name running into the Euphrates. Mr. Kinneir says, that Haran, which is still so called, or rather Harran, is now peopled by a few families of wandering Arabs, who have been led thither by a plentiful supply of good water from several small streams. It is situated in 36 52' north latitude, and 39 5' east longitude; in a flat and sandy plain. Some think that it was built by Terah, or by Haran, his eldest son.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Haran
1. The eldest son of Terah, brother of Abraham, and father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah. He died before his father Terah, Genesis 11:26 - 31 .

2. An ancient city called in the New Testament Charran, in the northwest part of Mesopotamia. Here, after leaving Ur, Abraham dwelt till is father Terah died; and to this old homestead Isaac sent for a wife, and Jacob fled from the wrath of Esau, Genesis 11:31,32 ; 12:5 ; 24:1-67 ; 27:43 ; 28:10 ; 29:4 . Haran was ravaged by the Assyrians in the time of Hezekiah, 2 Kings 19:12 ; Isaiah 37:12 . Here also Crassus the Roman general was defeated and killed by the Parthiuated on a branch of the Euphrates, in 36 degrees 52' north latitude, and 39 degrees 5' east longitude, in a flat and sandy plain, and is only peopled by a few wandering Arabs, who select it for the delicious water it furnishes.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Haran
1. Son of Terah, and brother of Abraham, and father of Lot. Genesis 11:26-31 .

2. Son of Shimei a Gershonite. 1 Chronicles 23:9 .

3. Son of Caleb and Ephah. 1 Chronicles 2:46 . The Hebrew of this differs from Nos. 1 and 2.

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Charran - Greek and KJV spelling of Haran (Acts 7:2 ,Acts 7:2,7:4 ) See Haran
Charran - See Haran
Nahor - He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran, and remained in the land of his nativity on the east of the river Euphrates at Haran (Genesis 11:27-32 ). A correspondence was maintained between the family of Abraham in Canaan and the relatives in the old ancestral home at Haran till the time of Jacob. When Jacob fled from Haran all intercourse between the two branches of the family came to an end (Genesis 31:55 )
Char'Ran - (Acts 7:2,4 ) [Haran ]
Haran - Haran died before his father Terah. Haran, otherwise called Charran, in Mesopotamia, a city celebrated for having been the place to which Abraham removed first, after he left Ur, Genesis 11:31-32 , and where Terah was buried. Haran was situated in the north-western part of Mesopotamia on a river of the same name running into the Euphrates. Kinneir says, that Haran, which is still so called, or rather Harran, is now peopled by a few families of wandering Arabs, who have been led thither by a plentiful supply of good water from several small streams. Some think that it was built by Terah, or by Haran, his eldest son
Terah - ” The father f Abraham, Nahor, and Haran (Genesis 11:26 ). Along with a migration of people from Ur of the Chaldees, Terah moved his family, following the Euphrates River to Haran (Genesis 11:31 ). He intended to continue from Haran into Canaan, but died in Mesopotamia at the age of 205 (Genesis 11:32 )
Beth-Haram - It is probably the same as Beth-Haran. See Beth-Haran
Terah - He had three sons, Haran, Nahor, and Abraham, and one daughter, Sarah. He settled in "Ur of the Chaldees," where his son Haran died, leaving behind him his son Lot. Nahor settled at Haran, a place on the way to Ur. Terah afterwards migrated with Abraham (probably his youngest son) and Lot (his grandson), together with their families, from Ur, intending to go with them to Canaan; but he tarried at Haran, where he spent the remainder of his days, and died at the age of two hundred and five years (Genesis 11:24-32 ; Joshua 24:2 )
Charran - Another form (Acts 7:2,4 ) of Haran (q
Beth-Haran - BETH-Haran ( Numbers 32:36 )
Beth-Aram - Probably the same as Beth-Haran in Numbers 32:36 . It is now called Beit-Haran
Haran - Haran (hâ'ran), a mountaineer. ... Haran (hâ'ran), parched, dry; called Charran (kăr'ran). Terah died there, Genesis 11:31-32; Abram and Lot moved to Canaan, Genesis 12:4, while Nahor remained at Haran, which was called the city of Nahor. It is generally identified with the modern Haran, the Roman Carræ, situated on the river Belik—the ancient Bilichus—about 60 miles above its entrance into the Euphrates
Gazez - Son of Haran, Ephah's son
Iscah - Spy, the daughter of Haran and sister of Milcah and Lot (Genesis 11:29,31 )
Iscah - A daughter of Haran and sister of Milcah, Genesis 11:29 (J [Note: Jahwist
Nahor - Nahor married Milcah, the daughter of Haran, by whom he had several sons, namely, Huz, Buz, Kemuel, Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel. Nahor fixed his habitation at Haran, which is therefore called the city of Nahor, Genesis 11:29 ; Genesis 22:20-22 ; Genesis 24:10
Nahor - Son of Terah, and brother of Abraham and Haran. He married Milcah his niece in Ur of the Chaldees, Genesis 11:26,29 , but seems to have transferred his residence to Haran, Genesis 24:10 27:43
Haran - (Authorized Version ‘Charaan,’ Acts 7:2; Acts 7:4)... Haran was a city of some importance, on a tributary of the Euphrates. From Ur the ancestors of Abraham emigrated to Haran (Genesis 11:31)
Nahor - Grandson of the preceding and brother of Abraham and Haran ( Genesis 11:25-27 cf. He is said to have married Milcah, daughte of Haran ( Genesis 11:29 ), and twelve sohs are enumerated eight by Milcah and four by Re’umah his concubim ( Genesis 22:20-24 ). Haran, where Rehekah was found. Some think we have, instead, the name of a lost tribe once resident in the neighbourhood of Haran, from which the Aramæar tribes were descended
Iscah - Daughter of Haran, the brother of Abraham
Gazez - Son of Haran and grandson of Caleb
te'Rah - (station ), the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran, and through them the ancestor of the great families of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Midianites, Moabites and Ammonites. We learn from it simply that he was an idolater, (Joshua 24:2 ) that he dwelt beyond the Euphrates in Ur of the Chaldees, (Genesis 11:28 ) and that in the southwesterly migration, which from some unexplained cause he undertook in his old age, he went with his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai, and his grandson Lot, "to go into the land of Canaan, and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. " (Genesis 11:31 ) And finally, "the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran
Terah - The father of Abraham, Nahor, and Haran ( Gen 11:24-32 , 1 Chronicles 1:25 , Luke 3:34 ). Along with his three sons he is said to have migrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran, where he died
Rezeph - Solid; a stone, (2 Kings 19:12 ; Isaiah 37:12 ), a fortress near Haran, probably on the west of the Euphrates, conquered by Sennacherib
ha'ra - (mountain land ), ( 1 Chronicles 5:26 ) only, is either a place utterly unknown or it must be regarded as identical with Haran or Charran
Iscah - Daughter of Haran, Abram's brother; sister of Milcah and Lot
Before - In Genesis 11:28 ‘Haran died before his father Terah,’ the meaning is ‘in the presence of’ as RV [Note: Revised Version
Padan-Aram - ) lying around Haran
Milcah - Daughterof Haran, and wife of Nahor
Rezeph - ) A fortress conquered by Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:12), probably on the western side of Euphrates; joined with Haran
is'Cah - (one who looks forth ), daughter of Haran the brother of Abram, and sister of Milcah and of Lot
Padan-Aram - called also Sedan-Aram in Hosea; both names denoting Aram or Syria the fruitful, or cultivated, and apply to the northern part of Mesopotamia, in which Haran or Charran was situated
na'Hor - ) ... Grandson of the preceding son of Terah and brother of Abraham and Haran. He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran; and when Abraham and Lot migrated to Canaan, Nahor remained behind in the land of his birth, on the eastern side of the Euphrates
Betharam - Joshua 13:27 : held to be the same as BETH-Haran of Numbers 32:36
Beth'-Aram - (house of the height ), accurately BETH-HARAM, one of the towns of Gad on the east of Jordan, described as in "the valley," ( Joshua 13:27 ) and no doubt the same place as that named BETH-Haran in (Numbers 32:36 )
Terah - The father of Abraham, who left Ur to go to Canaan, but died at Haran, in Mesopotamia
Mil'Cah -
Daughter of Haran and wife of her uncle Nahor, Abraham's brother, to whom she bore eight children
Laban - The elder branch of Abram's family remained at Haran, in Mesopotamia, when Abraham removed to the land of Canaan. Laban again appears as the host of his nephew Jacob at Haran
Haran - Haran. ... Haran . It is probable that Haran rebelled along with the city of Ashur in b. The worship of the moon-god at Haran appears to have long survived the introduction of Christianity
Canneh - A town named with Haran and Eden ( Ezekiel 27:23 ), not identified
ga'Zez - (shearer ), a name which occurs twice in ( 1 Chronicles 2:46 ) --first as son of Caleb by Ephah his concubine, and second as son of Haran, the son of the same woman
Terah - The son of Nahor, and father of Nahor, Haran, and Abraham, Genesis 11:24 , begot Abraham at the age of seventy-two years, in Ur of the Chaldeans. Upon Abraham's first call to remove into the land of promise, Terah and all his family went with him as far as Haran, in Mesopotamia, about B
Tellssar - Somewhere in western Mesopotamia; associated with Gozan, Haran, and Rezeph, in the hill country above the upper Mesopotamian plain, from which rises the river Khabour
Milcah - Daughter of Haran and wife of Nahor ( Genesis 11:29 )
Iscah - ” Daughter of Haran and sister of Milcah (Nahor's wife) and Lot
Lot - Son of Haran, and nephew to Abraham
Beth-Nim'Rah - (house of leopards ) one of the fenced cities on the east of Jordan taken and built by the tribe of Gad ( Numbers 32:36 ) and described as being in the valley beside Beth-Haran
Rebecca - Eliezer, Abraham's steward, was sent to Haran to obtain her hand for Isaac
la'Ban - ) The elder branch of the family remained at Haran, Mesopotamia, when Abraham removed to the land of Canaan, and it is there that we first meet with Laban, as taking the leading part in the betrothal of his sister Rebekah to her cousin Isaac. (Genesis 24:10,29-60 ; 27:43 ; 29:5 ) The next time Laban appears in the sacred narrative it is as the host of his nephew Jacob at Haran
Lot - (Abraham's nephew): Son of Haran, nephew of Abraham
Laban - He lived at Haran in Mesopotamia
Haran - Haran; i. Haran, i. , "parched;" or probably from the Accadian cHarana, meaning "a road
Shalem - In Genesis 33:13 we read ‘Jacob (on his return from Haran) came to Shalem a city of Shechem’ (RV [Note: Revised Version
Paddan-Aram - One of the principle cities was Haran
ha'Ran - (Genesis 11:29 ) Haran was born in Ur of the Chaldees, and he died there while his father was still living. (1 Chronicles 2:46 ) ... Haran or CHARRAN , (Acts 7:2,4 ) name of the place whither Abraham migrated with his family from Ur of the Chaldees, and where the descendants of his brother Nahor established themselves
Nahor - It would seem, that he must have accompanied his father to Haran; for it is sometimes styled the city of Nahor
Jacob - He fled to Haran, the dwelling place of Laban, his maternal uncle, serving 14 years for Laban's daughter Rachel
Chushan Rishathaim - he was king of the Syrian country about Haran, the region between the Euphrates and the Khabour, held by the Nairi, divided into petty tribes, as Assyria had not at this time extended her dominion to the Euphrates
Nahor - The city probably was located southeast of Haran
Laban - Laban lived in the city of Nahor which was probably close to the metropolis of Haran
Laban - Laban lived in the city of Nahor which was probably close to the metropolis of Haran
Lot - The son of Haran and nephew of Abraham. Haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver. He removed with the rest of his kindred to Haran, and again subsequently with Abraham and Sarai to Canaan
Day's Journey - above), although it is scarcely possible to take literally the ‘seven days’ journey’ of the former ( Genesis 31:23 ) from Haran to Gilead, circa 350 miles in 7 days
Telassar - This city is mentioned with Gozan, Haran, and Rezeph, and is spoken of as a place inhabited by ‘the children of Eden’ ( 2 Kings 19:12 , Isaiah 37:12 )
Hara - Probably Haran, the Mesopotamian city whither Abram came from Ur, where he received his second call from God, and where his brother Nahor's children settled (Genesis 11:31; Genesis 24:10; Genesis 27:43; Genesis 25:20) in Padan Aram or the low and beautiful region at the foot of the hills below mount Masius, between the Khabour and the Euphrates
Moreh - Jacob buried there the foreign gods his family had brought from Haran (Genesis 35:4 )
Parthians - Rising out of the ruins of the Persian empire it was the only power that Rome dreaded, the Roman Crassus having been defeated by Parthians at Carrhae (Haran)
Laban - Laban is called a Syrian, and he dwelt at Haran
Haran - Haran was ravaged by the Assyrians in the time of Hezekiah, 2 Kings 19:12 ; Isaiah 37:12
Lot - The son of Haran, brother of Abraham. He was born in Ur, and went with Abraham to Haran, and thence to Canaan
Lot - ” Lot was the son of Haran and nephew of Abraham (Genesis 11:27 ). Lot, whose father died in Ur (Genesis 11:28 ), traveled with his grandfather to Haran (Genesis 11:31 ). Terah had intended to travel to Canaan, but stayed in Haran instead (Genesis 11:31 ). When Abraham left Haran for Canaan, he was accompanied by Lot and Lot's household (Genesis 12:5 ). One is also reminded that Terah gave up his pilgrimage to Canaan to settle in the city of Haran (Genesis 11:31 )
Rebekah - The servant proceeds to the ‘city of Nahor’ (Haran), and, arriving at the gate of the city, waits by the well till the women come out to draw water ( Genesis 15:11 ). Rebekah died before Jacob’s return from Haran, and her burial at Machpelah is mentioned in Genesis 49:31 . The death and burial of Deborah, the nurse of Rebekah, who had followed her from Haran ( Genesis 24:59 ), are reported to have taken place after Jacob had returned to Canaan ( Genesis 35:8 )
Lot - (veil or covering ), the son of Haran, and therefore the nephew of Abraham. Haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver
Lot - (veil or covering ), the son of Haran, and therefore the nephew of Abraham. Haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver
Abraham - He left Ur of the Chaldees and came to Haran, where his father died
Mount Gerizim - (Deuteronomy 11:29-30) There should seem to have been a special design in this appointment of the Lord by Moses; for here it was, beside the plains of Moreh, that Abraham first came, at the call of God, when he left Haran
Ur - Other sites have been proposed for the biblical Ur, such as Urartu (Turkey) or Urfa (northwest of Haran)
a'Braham - Terah had two other sons, Nahor and Haran. Haran died before his father in Ur of the Chaldees, leaving a son, Lot; and Terah, taking with him Abram, with Sarai his wife and his grandson Lot, emigrated to Haran in Mesopotamia, where he died. There, fearing that the great beauty of Sarai might tempt the powerful monarch of Egypt and expose his own life to peril, he arranged that Sarai should represent herself as his sister, which her actual relationship to him, as probably the daughter of his brother Haran, allowed her to do with some semblance of truth
e'Den - In (2 Kings 19:12 ) and Isai 37:12 "The sons of Eden" are mentioned with Gozan, Haran and Rezeph as victims of the Assyrian greed of conquest
e'Den - In (2 Kings 19:12 ) and Isai 37:12 "The sons of Eden" are mentioned with Gozan, Haran and Rezeph as victims of the Assyrian greed of conquest
Ur - Light, or the moon city, a city "of the Chaldees," the birthplace of Haran (Genesis 11:28,31 ), the largest city of Shinar or northern Chaldea, and the principal commercial centre of the country as well as the centre of political power. It shared this honour, however, with another city, and this city was Haran, or Harran
Abraham - Son of Terah, brother of Nahor and Haran. Haran died before Terah, leaving Lot and two daughters, Milcah and Iscah. ... In Haran Terah died. The statement in Genesis 11:26, that Terah was 70 when he begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran, must apply only to the oldest, Haran. In Haran he received a second call: "Depart from thy father's house unto THE land (Heb. The second call additionally required that, now when his father was dead and filial duty had been discharged, after the stay of 15 years in Haran, he should leave his father's house, i. his brother Nahor's family, in Haran
Old - Abraham was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran
Eber - from Haran ( Genesis 11:31 ), in Aram-naharaim the home of Abraham and Nahor ( Genesis 24:4 ; Genesis 24:7 ; Genesis 24:10 )
Laban (2) - ... When Abraham emigrated to Canaan the part of the family to which Laban belonged remained in Haran (Genesis 27:43; Genesis 29:1 ff). Henceforth Israel's connection with the family of Haran ceased; providentially so, for the incipient idolatry and cunning worldliness of the latter could only influence for evil the former
Mesopotamia - Orfa, Abram's native city, and Haran, his resting place between Chaldaea and Palestine, are in Padan Aram (Genesis 25:20; Genesis 28:2)
East - country"; Genesis 29:1, Haran
Laban - We meet him next at Haran entertaining Jacob ( Genesis 29:13-14 ), who had escaped from his brother Esau
Lot - the son of Haran, and nephew to Abraham. He accompanied his uncle from Ur to Haran, and from thence to Canaan; a proof of their mutual attachment, and similarity of principles respecting the true religion
Chronology - , are thus differently given in the Septuagint, the Hebrew, and the Samaritan Pentateuch:... Septuagint... Hebrew... Samaritan... Flood after Creation... 2262... 1656... 1307... Peleg's birth... 401... 101... 401... Abram's departure from Haran... 616... 266... 616... 3279... 2023... 2324... Hales takes the long system mainly from the Septuagint account of the patriarchal generations. The rabbinical system is partly accepted in Germany; it takes the Biblical numbers, but makes arbitrary corrections:... Hales... Ussher... Creation... 5411... 4004... Flood... 3155... 2348... Abram leaving Haran... 2078... 1921... Exodus... 1648... 1491... Foundation of the temple... 1027... 1012... Destruction of the temple... 586... 588... The differences between the Hebrew and the Septuagint consist in the periods assigned by them respectively to the patriarchs before and after the births of their oldest sons. Abram was 75 years old upon leaving Haran; 100 at Isaac's birth; Isaac was 60 at Jacob's birth; and Jacob was 130 years old upon entering Egypt - in all 215 years. Abraham was perhaps youngest son of Terah; for Terah was 70 when he began having sons, and died at 205 years old (Genesis 11:26; Genesis 11:32), and Abraham was 75 when he left Haran (Genesis 12:4). ... Therefore, Terah was probably 130 years old when Abraham was born, and died when Abraham was 75, at his migration from Haran. Haran, the older brother of Abraham, was father of Iscah = Sarah (Genesis 11:27-29)
Bethel - Here Jacob, on his way from Beersheba to Haran, had a vision of the angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder whose top reached unto heaven (28:10,19); and on his return he again visited this place, "where God talked with him" (35:1-15), and there he "built an altar, and called the place El-beth-el" (q
Lot - Son of Haran the brother of Abraham
Abraham - Father of a multitude, son of Terah, named (Genesis 11:27 ) before his older brothers Nahor and Haran, because he was the heir of the promises. He then, with his father and his family and household, quitted the city of Ur, in which he had hitherto dwelt, and went some 300 miles north to Haran, where he abode fifteen years. While they tarried at Haran, Terah died at the age of 205 years. His next care was to provide a wife for Isaac, and for this purpose he sent his steward, Eliezer, to Haran (or Charran, Acts 7:2 ), where his brother Nahor and his family resided (Genesis 11:31 )
Shechem - It was the first recorded camping place of Abraham when he came to Canaan from Haran (Genesis 12:4-6)
Sarah - " Genesis 14:16), and daughter of Haran
Terah - How Enoch would have walked with God in Ur of the Chaldees, and in Haran, and in Canaan, and in Egypt, and back again in Canaan, confessing, all the time, that he was a stranger and a pilgrim with God on the earth! How Enoch would have told and would have taught his children after him that without faith it is impossible to please God! How he would have gone before them and shown them the way to come to God, believing that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him! But the divine will was in a strait betwixt two in Enoch's case. And that little child awoke in Abram's heart, and filled the tent and the camp with its cries and with its tears when Terah too soon gave up the ghost in Haran. But the sudden death of Terah made that happy Chaldean company to come to a standstill in Haran. Abram's believing heart was absolutely buried in his believing father's grave in Haran. All the same, the whole after way from Haran to Shechem was often a solitary and a steep way to Abram: a dim, a headless, and a leaderless way to Terah's pious and childlike son. At the same time, when Terah died in Haran, and when Abram took the old man's death to heart with such grief, with such resignation, with such an assured reliance upon the divine promise, and with such full assurance of God's grace, and truth, and power, and faithfulness, a great step was taken both to the land of promise, and to Abram's predestination as the father of all faithful men. Till Lot only put words upon the terrible darkness that fell on Abram's overwhelmed heart when he upbraided Abram, and said, Would God we also had died in Haran! Would God we had listened to our kinsmen in Chaldea when they dissuaded us from this folly and from this wilderness! The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children; they that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace the dung-hill. In former days, in the days before Haran and Bethel, and especially in the days before Egypt, if the land had not been able to bear both Abram and Lot, Abram would have said to Lot, I will journey east to Jordan, where it is well watered like the garden of the Lord, and the rest of the land thou canst take after I have left it
Lot - lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and nephew of Abraham (Genesis 11:27 )
Hebron - Over the cave is now the mosque El Haran, from which all but Muslims are excluded jealously (though the Prince of Wales was admitted), and in which probably lie the remains of Abraham and Isaac, and possibly Jacob's embalmed body, brought up in state from Egypt (Genesis 50:13)
Aram - They settled around the town of Haran (Genesis 11:31)
Succoth - A place first mentioned in Genesis 33:17 , where it is said to have been so called because Jacob, on his return from Haran to Canaan, halting at it after his wrestling with the angel at Penuel, built there ‘booths’ (Heb
Chronology - | Creation 4004 5411 | Flood 2348 3155 | Abram leaves Haran 1921 2078 | Exodus 1491 1648 | Destruction of the | Temple 588 586 ... To show at a glance the different ideas of the date of the creation, it may be interesting to note the following: From Creation to 1894
Abraham - ... Terah, his father, moved to Haran with the family (Genesis 11:31 ) and after some years died there
Abram - He was a son of Terah, a descendant of Shem, and a brother of Nahor and Haran, and was born in Ur, a city of Chaldea. Here he lived 70 years, when at the call of God he left his idolatrous kindred, Joshua 24:2; Joshua 24:14, and removed to Haran, in Mesopotamia, Acts 7:2-4, accompanied by his father, his wife Sarai, his brother Nahor, and his nephew Lot. Fearing that the great beauty of Sarai might tempt the powerful monarch of Egypt and expose his own life to peril, he arranged that Sarai should represent herself as his sister, which her actual relationship to him, as probably the daughter of his brother Haran, allowed her to do with some semblance of truth
Ark - Haran, Temple and Temple Service in Ancient Israel
Beer-Sheba - Isaac also lived in the area of Beer-sheba, and his son Jacob left there for Haran to seek a wife (Genesis 28:10 )
Abraham - Here he lived seventy years, when at the call of God he left his idolatrous kindred, and removed to Haran, in Mesopotamia, Acts 7:2-4 , accompanied by his father, his wife Sarai, his brother Nahor, and his nephew Lot
Woman - ] with the scene at the well of Haran [ Genesis 24:10 ff
Babylon, History And Religion of - The remnants of the Assyrian army rallied at Haran in north Syria, which was abandoned at the approach of the Babylonians in 610 B. Pharaoh Necho II, with the last of the Assyrians (2 Kings 23:29-30 ), failed in 609 to retake Haran. Sin was the patron god of Ur and Haran, both associated with Abraham's origins (Genesis 11:31 )
Assyria, History And Religion of - An Assyrian general claimed the throne and rallied what was left of the Assyrian army in Haran. the Babylonians approached, and Haran was abandoned. Sin was the patron god of Ur and Haran, both associated with Abraham's origins (Genesis 11:31 )
Israel, History of - About 2000, responding to a divine command, he began a journey with his tribe which took him initially from Ur to Haran. While at Haran, Abraham's father, Terah, died, and a brother, Nahor, decided to settle at Haran. Jacob, having made his way back to the region of Haran, married both Leah and Rachel, daughters of Laban, the brother of Rebekah
Altar - Haran, Temples and Temple Service in Ancient Israel ; C
Sanctuary - Haran, Temples and Temple-Service in Ancient Israel, pp
Jacob - ... Of this successful craft on Jacob’s part the natural result on Esau’s was hatred and resentment, to avoid which Jacob left his home to spend a few days (Genesis 27:44 ) with his uncle in Haran. On his way to Haran, Jacob passed a night at Bethel (cf. ... Arrived at Haran, Jacob met in his uncle his superior for a time in the art of overreaching
Jacob - Starting two days later, Laban and his sons could not overtake Jacob until they reached Gilead, 400 miles from Haran. Since no fault could be found in Jacob's conduct in Haran, all Laban could do was to suggest a covenant of friendship
Patriarchs, the - Abram's father Terah was born in Ur of the Chaldees, as were his brothers Nahor and Haran (Genesis 11:26 ,Genesis 11:26,11:28 ). They journeyed to Haran, several hundred miles northwest
Land - , to identify a territory: “And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity” (Gen
Abram - " Terah his father, Nahor his brother, and Lot his nephew, the son of Haran his deceased brother, accompanied him; a circumstance which indicates that if the family had formerly been idolatrous it had now received the faith of Abraham. They first migrated to Haran, or Charran, in Mesopotamia, a flat, barren region westward of Ur; and after a residence there of a few years, during which Terah had died, Abraham left Haran to go into Palestine, taking with him Sarah his wife, who had no child, and Lot, with his paternal property. Nahor appears to have been left in Haran
Tribes of Israel, the - ” According to the biblical account, the family of Jacob, from which the tribes came, originated in north Syria during Jacob's stay at Haran with Laban his uncle. Eleven of the twelve sons were born at Haran, while the twelfth, Benjamin was born after Jacob returned to Canaan. Benjamin was Jacob's youngest son, born to him by Rachel, and the only son born after returning to Palestine from Haran (Genesis 35:16-20 )
Jacob - And then, her second love is seen in the terror and in the haste with which she ships off Jacob to Haran lest Esau in his revenge should send one of his shafts through the supplanter's heart. ... What a down-come it was from the covenant-heights of Bethel to the cattle-troughs of Haran! What a cruel fall from the company of ascending and descending angels into the clutches of a finished rogue like Laban! Jacob had been all but carried up of angels from Bethel and taken into an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled; but, instead of that, he is taken down to Padan-arain, where he is cheated out of his wages, and cheated out of his wife, and cheated, and cheated, and cheated again, ten times cheated, and that too by his own mother's brother, till cheating came out of Jacob's nostrils, and stank in his eyes, and became hateful as hell to Jacob's heart. And Jacob's heart often trembled and often stood still all the way of the wilderness from Haran to the Jabbok
Flood - It was there that the forebears of Abram practiced a polytheistic religion, first in the Ur of the Chaldees and then in Haran (Genesis 11:31-32:6 ; Joshua 24:2 ,Joshua 24:2,24:14-15 )
Consecrate - Haran, Temples and Temple Service in Ancient Israel ; J
Know, Knowledge - Jacob questioned the shepherds of Haran, "Do you know Laban?" (Genesis 29:5 )
Zabii - Their principal pilgrimage, however, is to Haran, the supposed birth place of Abraham
Jacob - ... Soon after his acquisition of his father's blessing (Genesis 27 ), Jacob became conscious of his guilt; and afraid of the anger of Esau, at the suggestion of Rebekah Isaac sent him away to Haran, 400 miles or more, to find a wife among his cousins, the family of Laban, the Syrian (28)
Lot - He left Chaldea and came to Haran with the Abrahamic emigration. When Abraham rose up and left Haran and entered the land of promise Lot went all the way with him
Worship - Thus, Jacob, fleeing away to Haran, perceived the presence of the Lord in a dream while sleeping at “a certain place,” and when he woke from his sleep, he said:... Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it! How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven (Genesis 28:16-17 NRSV)
Abraham - Abraham at first only partially obeyed the call: he left Ur and went to dwell at Haran, in Mesopotamia (Charran in Acts 7:4 ), but with his father and kindred; and did not enter Canaan until the death of his father
Joseph - He was a child of probably six years of age when his father returned from Haran to Canaan and took up his residence in the old patriarchal town of Hebron
Ebla - Trade expeditions to Asshur provided distribution of Ebla's goods to various centers of Upper Mesopotamia, especially Haran
Abraham - The story of his life (Genesis 11:27b-25:12 ) appears to comprise one of eleven Mesopotamian tablets underlying Genesis, and in typical fashion probably had a title ("Abram, Nahor and Haran, 11:27b) and a concluding colophon "these are the generations of" (KJV), that is, "family histories of" (25:12)
Stephen - His speech is not the unconnected narrative that many suppose, but a covert argument which carries his hearers unconsciously along with him until at the close he unveils the drift of the whole, namely, to show:... (1) That in Israel's past history God's revelation of Himself was not confined to the holy land and the temple, that Abraham had enjoyed God's revelations in Mesopotamia, Haran, and Canaan before he possessed a foot of the promised land; so also Israel and Moses in the strange land of Egypt, and in Midian and Sinai, which was therefore "holy ground" (Acts 7:33), and in the wilderness 40 years
Ebla - Trade expeditions to Asshur provided distribution of Ebla's goods to various centers of Upper Mesopotamia, especially Haran
Hebrews - As such a nomad, he had lived in Ur of the Chaldees, and then in Haran, whence he removed and dwelt in the same manner among the Canaanites, in the country which God promised to give to his posterity
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - On his expedition against the Persians Julian had advanced as far as Haran a town so famous for obstinate adherence to heathenism that Haranite in Syriac is equivalent to pagan and there determined to hold a great sacrifice to which he commanded the Edessenes to send chosen citizens to do him homage and to grace by their presence his restoration of the old cult. Hymns 31-34 treat of Haran and the many troubles its bishop, Vitus, endured from the pagans there
Work - 12:5 ‛âśâh means “to acquire” (as it often does): “And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran
Death, Mortality - Abraham's people, however, were buried around Haran (Genesis 24:4,10 )
Genesis, Theology of - It is a divine call that first takes Abraham away from his homes in Ur and Haran to Canaan (12:1-5)
Temple - Haran, Temples and Temple Service in Ancient Israel ; A
Joseph - Jacob’s eleventh son, the elder of the two sons of Rachel; born in Haran
Gods, Pagan - The moon god Sin was revered in the cities of Ur and Haran, both associated with Abraham's origins (Genesis 11:31 )
Education in Bible Times - Haran, VTSup 40 (1988): 81-95; ISBE, 2:21-27; S
Arabia - But perhaps their sense of perfect equality in the mind of their chief could not be more forcibly shown, than in the share they took in the objects which appeared to interest his feelings; and as I looked from the elders or leaders of the people, seated immediately around him, to the circles beyond circles of brilliant faces, bending eagerly toward him and his guest, (all, from the most respectably clad to those with hardly a garment covering their active limbs, earnest to evince some attention to the stranger he bade welcome,) I thought I had never before seen so complete an assemblage of fine and animated countenances, both old and young: nor could I suppose a better specimen of the still existing state of the true Arab; nor a more lively picture of the scene which must have presented itself, ages ago, in the fields of Haran, when Terah sat in his tent door, surrounded by his sons, and his sons' sons, and the people born in his house