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The country of Terah, and the birthplace of Abraham, Genesis 11:28,31 15:7 . It is usually called "Ur of the Chaldees," Hebrews 9:7 Acts 7:4 ; and is located, with strong probability, in the north-west part of Mesopotamia. The city of Orfah, to which the Jews make pilgrimages as the birthplace of Abraham, is a flourishing town of 30,000 inhabitants, seventy-eight miles south-west of Diarbekir. Some, however, place Ur in Lower Chaldea, at extensive ruins now called Warka, in latitude 31 degrees 19' North, longitude 45 degrees 40' East.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ur'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/u/ur.html. 1859.

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