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Haran

Haran [N] [E] [H]

(a mountaineer ).

  1. The third son of Terah, and therefore youngest brother of Abram. ( Genesis 11:26 ) (B.C. 1926.) Three children are ascribed to him --Lot, vs. ( Genesis 11:27 Genesis 11:31 ) and two daughters, viz., Milcah, who married her uncle Nahor, ver. ( Genesis 11:29 ) and Iscah. ver. ( Genesis 11:29 ) Haran was born in Ur of the Chaldees, and he died there while his father was still living. ver. ( Genesis 11:28 )
  2. A Gershonite Levite in the time of David, one of the family of Shimei. ( 1 Chronicles 23:9 )
  3. A son of the great Caleb by his concubine Ephah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:46 )
  4. HARAN or CHARRAN, ( Acts 7:2 Acts 7:4 ) name of the place whither Abraham migrated with his family from Ur of the Chaldees, and where the descendants of his brother Nahor established themselves. Comp. ( Genesis 24:10 ) with Genesis27:43 It is said to be in Mesopotamia, ( Genesis 24:10 ) or more definitely in Padan-aram, ch. ( Genesis 25:20 ) the cultivated district at the foot of the hills, a name well applying to the beautiful stretch of country which lies below Mount Masius between the Khabour and the Euphrates. Here, about midway in this district, is a small village still called Harran . It was celebrated among the Romans, under the name of Charrae, as the scene of the defeat of Crassus.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Haran'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.