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Nahor (city)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city in northwest Mesopotamia where Abraham’s servant found Rebekah, who became the wife of Isaac (Gen 24:10–67). The city is referred to this way because of its association with either (or both) Abraham’s brother, Nahor or Abraham’s grandfather who went by the same name, Nahor.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nahor
Nahor (נָחוֹר‎, nachor). A city in northwest Mesopotamia where Abraham’s servant found Rebekah, who became the wife of Isaac (Gen 24:10–67). The city is referred to this way because of its association with either (or both) Abraham’s brother, Nahor or Abraham’s grandfather who went by the same name, Nahor.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nahor (Place)
NAHOR (PLACE) [Heb nāḥôr (נָחֹור)]. The servant of Abraham journeys to “the city of Nahor” in Aram-naharaim where he searches and finds Rebekah, granddaughter of Nahor, as a wife for Isaac (Gen 24:10). In Genesis 24, the remaining three occurrences of the name “Nahor” (vv 15, 24, 47) refer to the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nahor (Place)
Nahor (Place). Northwestern Mesopotamian city; home of Rebekah, Isaac’s wife, and Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gn 24:10). Nahor is frequently mentioned in the Mari documents (18th century bc) as the town of Nakhur, located near Haran in the Balikh river valley. This city was probably the home of some of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nahor (Place)
NAHOR (Place) Northwestern Mesopotamian city; home of Rebekah, Isaac’s wife, and Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gn 24:10). Nahor is frequently mentioned in the Mari documents (18th century bc) as the town of Nakhur, located near Haran in the Balikh River Valley. This city was probably the home of some of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nahor
Nahor (nay´hor).1 A descendant of Shem, and the son of Serug and father of Terah (Gen. 11:22–25; 1 Chron. 1:26; Luke 3:34).2 The son of Terah and the brother of Abraham (Gen. 11:26–27; Josh. 24:2) who married Milcah (Gen. 11:29). This Nahor, grandson of 1 above, was the parent of twelve sons born to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nahor
NAHOR1. The son of Serug, father of Terah and grandfather of Abraham; he lived 148 years (Gen 11:22–25).2. The son of Terah and brother of Abraham. He married Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran, by whom he had eight children. Among them was Bethuel the father of Rebekah and Laban (Gen 11:26–29;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nahor (Place)
Nahor (Heb. nāḥôr) (PLACE)A city in northwest Mesopotamia to which Abraham sent his servant to obtain a wife for Isaac (Gen. 24:10). The Mari Letters mention a Naḫur situated E of the upper Baliḫ River near Haran (cf. Gen. 29:4–5).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nahor (Place)
NAHOR [nāˊhôr] (Heb. nāḥôr “the angry one [?]”; Gk. Nachōr) (PLACE). A city in northwest Mesopotamia to which Abraham sent his servant to obtain a wife for Isaac (Gen. 24:10). The Mari letters mention a Naḫur situated east of the upper Baliḫ river near Haran.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NAHOR
NAHOR<na’-hor (נחוֹרע;, nachor]; in the New Testament [Ναχώρ, Nachor]):1. Son of Serug and grandfather of Abraham (Genesis 11:22–25; 1 Chronicles 1:26).2. Son of Terah and brother of Abraham (Genesis 11:26, 27, 29; 22:20, 23; 24:15, 24, 47; 29:5; Joshua 24:2).A city of
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Nahor
NAHOR (Nāʹ hôr) Personal name meaning “snore, snort.” 1. Son of Serug, father of Terah, and grandfather of Abraham (Gen. 11:22–26). 2. Son of Terah and brother of Abraham (Gen. 11:26). He married Milcah, his niece, who bore eight sons for him (11:29; 22:20–23). Nahor’s genealogy shows the link between
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Nahor
Nahor nay’hor (נָחוֹרH5701, meaning uncertain; Ναχώρ G3732). KJV also Nachor (only Josh. 24:2; Lk. 3:34). (1) Son of Serug, descendant of Shem, father of Terah, and grandfather of Abraham (Gen. 11:22–25; 1 Chr. 1:26); included in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus Christ (Lk. 3:34). After the birth of Terah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Nahor
NAHOR, nāʹhor (נָחוֹר‎, nāḥōr; in the NT Ναχώρ, Nachō̇r):(1) Son of Serug and grandfather of Abraham (Gen 11:22–25; 1 Ch 1:26).(2) Son of Terah and brother of Abraham (Gen 11:26, 27, 29; 22:20, 23; 24:15, 24, 47; 29:5; Josh 24:2).A city of Nahor is mentioned in Gen 24:10; the God of Nahor in
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