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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 idolater, Josh. 24:2, that he dwelt beyond the Euphrates in Ur of the Chaldees, Gen. 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.” Gen. 11:31. And finally, “the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.” Gen. 11:32. (b.c. 1921.)