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Terah (father of Abraham)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Terah
Terah (תֶּרַח‎, terach). The father of Abraham, Nahor, and Haran. Son of Nahor (Gen 11:22–32; Josh 24:2; 1 Chr 1:26; Luke 3:34). Terah is associated with idolatry (Josh 24:2; compare Jubilees 12). He lived in Ur but migrated with his family to Haran where he died at 205 (Gen 11:28–32). His descendants
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Terah (Person)
TERAH (PERSON) [Heb teraḥ (תֶּרַח)]. Son of Nahor, and father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Terah lived 205 years and died in Haran after migrating with his family from Ur of the Chaldees (Gen 11:24–32). It was in Ur that Terah, with his father Nahor, worshiped other gods (Josh 24:2). The designation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Terah (Person)
Terah (Person). Father of Abram (Abraham), Nahor, and Haran (Gn 11:26; 1 Chr 1:26; Lk 3:34, kjv Thara). Though Abram is listed first among his sons, it is likely that Abram was not the oldest. Terah lived 70 years fathering Abram, Nahor, and Terah (Gn 11:26). Stephen reports in the NT, however, that
Thara
Thara. kjv form of Terah, Abraham’s father, in Luke 3:34.See Terah (Person).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Terah
Terah terʹə, tēʹrə [Heb. teraḥ; Gk. thara]; AV also THARA. The son of Nahor and the father of Abram (Abraham) and two other sons, Nahor and Haran (Gen. 11:24–26). Terah was a descendant of Shem (Gen. 11:10–26). He lived in Mesopotamia, where, according to Josh. 24:2, he and Abram “served other gods” (cf.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Terah (Person)
TERAH (Person) Father of Abram (Abraham), Nahor, and Haran (Gn 11:26, 1 Chr 1:26; Lk 3:34). Though Abram is listed first among his sons, it is likely that Abram was not the oldest. After Terah lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran (Gn 11:26). Stephen reports in the NT, however, that Abram
Thara
THARA* kjv form of Terah, Abraham’s father, in Luke 3:34. See Terah (Person).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Terah
Terah (tair´uh; possibly from Akkadian turahu, “ibex,” or from Aramaic yerakh, “moon”), a descendant of Shem, the son of Nahor; he is the father of Abram, Haran, and Nahor (Gen. 11:24, 26). All three of Terah’s sons were born when he was seventy (11:26). In the book of Genesis, a number of narrative
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Terah
TERAH1. Father of Abraham, Nahor, and Haran (Gen 11:26). Terah’s family settled in Haran in Mesopotamia after migrating from Ur. Abraham, with his nephew Lot, later migrated further to Canaan. From Gen 11:31; 24; 31:53; Josh 24:2; Acts 7:2–3 it appears that Abraham’s religious experience was the reason
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Terah
TERAH. 1. The father of Abram, Nahor and Haran (Gn. 11:27; av ‘Thara’, Lk. 3:34). Heb. teraḥ is usually taken as connected with the moon-god and compared with Turahi, a place near Harran. Terah emigrated from Ur of the Chaldees and settled in Harran, where he died long after Abram’s departure (Acts
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Terah
Terah (Heb. teraḥ) (PERSON)A descendant of Shem and father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran (Gen. 11:24, 26). Terah was the last connecting link between the primeval history and his son, Abram, through whom God began a new kind of covenant work, a significance apparently reflected in the fact that the Abram
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Terah (Person)
TERAH [tĕrˊə] (Heb. teraḥ; Gk. Thara; cf. Akk. turaḫu “ibex”; Aram. yeraḥ “moon”) (PERSON). The son of Nahor, and the father of Abraham, Nahor, and Haran (Gen. 11:24–27; 1 Chr. 1:26; Luke 3:34; KJV “Thara”). Terah took his family from Ur of the Chaldeans to Haran, where they “served other
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Terah
TERAH1. The son of Nahor, and the father of Abram (later Abraham), Nahor, and Haran (Gen 11:24–32; 1 Chr 1:26). Terah lived to the age of 205 and died in Haran, to which he migrated from Ur of the Chaldeans. Unlike Abraham, he is said to have served gods other than the Lord (Josh 24:2).2. A site where
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Terah
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. Gen. 11:24–32. The account given of him in the Old Testament narrative is very brief. We learn from it simply that he was an
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Abraham Son
Haran Son
Nahor Son
Abraham Son-In-Law
Sarah Daughter
Sarah Daughter-In-Law
Hagar Daughter-In-Law
Keturah Daughter-In-Law
Milcah Daughter-In-Law
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Isaac Grandson
Ishmael Grandson
Lot Grandson
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Maacah Grandson
Shuah Grandson
Jokshan Grandson
Zimran Grandson
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Ishbak Grandson
Milcah Granddaughter
Tahash Grandson
Iscah Granddaughter
Tebah Grandson
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Kemuel Grandson
Uz Grandson
Hazo Grandson
Pildash Grandson
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