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Haran (city)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Haran
Haran (חָרָן‎, charan, Χαρράν, Charran, Charran). A city in northern Mesopotamia; the family home of Abraham.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Haran (Place)
HARAN (PLACE) [Heb ḥārān (חָרָן)]. The place to which Terah and his family (including Abram) migrated from Ur and where the descendants of Abram’s brother Nahor dwelt and Terah died (Gen 11:31, 32).A. Name and LocationThe Sumerian word kaskal, which Akkadians read as ḫarrānu, “road,” was adapted
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Charran
Charran. kjv spelling of Haran, a Mesopotamian city, in Acts 7:2, 4.See Haran (Place).
Haran (Place)
Haran (Place). City of northern Mesopotamia, first mentioned in Genesis 11:31 as the destination of Terah, Abraham’s father, in migrating from Ur of the Chaldees, and his home until his death. At age 75, Abraham was commanded by God to move to a land which God had for him (Gn 12:1–4). There were relatives
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Haran
Haran hə-ranʹ, hāʹran [Heb. ḥārān] (Gen. 11:31f; 27:43; 28:10); NEB HARRAN; [Gk. Charran] (Acts 7:2, 4); AV CHARRAN, NEB HARRAN. A city in the northern loop of the Euphrates River, about 80 km (50 mi) E of Carchemish. Abraham’s family moved to Haran after God had spoken to him in Ur of the Chaldees
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Charran
CHARRAN* kjv spelling of Haran, a Mesopotamian city, in Acts 7:2–4. See Haran (Place).
Haran (Place)
HARAN (Place) City of northern Mesopotamia, first mentioned in Genesis 11:31 as the destination of Terah, Abraham’s father, in migrating from Ur of the Chaldees, and his home until his death. At age 75, Abraham was commanded by God to move to a land that God had for him (Gn 12:1–4). There were relatives
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Haran
Haran (hair´uhn).1 The son of Terah and brother of Abraham and Nahor. He was the father of Lot and also had two daughters, Milcah and Iscah (Gen. 11:27–29). He died in the Chaldean city of Ur.2 A city located in northern Mesopotamia about sixty miles above the confluence of the Balikh and Euphrates
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Haran
HARAN. An important crossroads and commercial city of Syria, situated about 20 miles S of Edessa on the Belias (now Belikh) River, on the high road which ran from Nineveh to Carchemish and on to the shores of the Mediterranean. Its name (Heb. ḥārān, Akkad. ḥarrānu) means “road, route, caravan.”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Haran
HARAN (Heb. ḥar(r)an; Akkad. h̬arrānu, ‘crossroads’; Gk. charrhan, Acts 7:4). 1. The city c. 32 km SE of Urfa (Edessa), Turkey, on the river Balih̬, lies on the main route from Nineveh to Aleppo. Terah lived there with Abram (Gn. 11:31; cf. Acts 7:2, 4) before the latter migrated to Canaan (Gn. 12:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Haran
Haran (Heb. ḥārān; Akk. Darrānu) (PLACE)(also HARRAN)A cosmopolitan northern Mesopotamian city. Excavations at modern Altinbalak, 38 km. (24 mi.) SE of Urfa, Turkey, reveal that the site was occupied no later than Early Bronze Age III. A location on the major east-west caravan route at the top
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Haran (Place)
HARAN (Heb. ḥārān; Akk. Ḫarrânu; Gk. Charran) (PLACE).† A city on the Balikh river, a northern tributary of the Euphrates, 39 km. (24 mi.) south-southeast of Urfa (ancient Edessa). It was to this place that Terah moved from Ur of the Chaldees (Gen. 11:31; Acts 7:2, 4; KJV “Charran”),
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Haran
HARAN A city in the upper reaches of the Balih Valley, a commercial and cultural center from the 2nd millennium onwards. It lies on an ancient caravan route from Mesopotamia to Cappadocia, Syria, Palestine and Egypt. Terah, the father of Abraham, settled here with his family (Gen. 11:31), and it was
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Haran
HARAN חרןI. It has been speculated that the city of Haran (7 times in Genesis; see also 2 Kgs 19:12; Isa 37:12; Ezek 27:23) was named after a deity Haran (Lewy 1934). The available evidence does not support the contention.II. The grounds on which a cult of a god Haran is postulated are not very firm.
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