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Ur (א֣וּר כַּשְׂדִּ֗ים, ur kasdim). An ancient Mesopotamian city first mentioned in the Bible in reference to Abraham’s early life. The Bible mentions this Ur only four times (Gen 11:28, 31; 15:7; Neh 9:7). The majority view locates it in southern Mesopotamia, but a few scholars prefer a northern Mesopotamian