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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Nahor

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NAHOR. 1 . Father of Terah and grandfather of Abra ham ( Genesis 11:22-25 , 1 Chronicles 1:26 , Luke 3:34 ). 2. Grandson of the preceding and brother of Abraham and Haran ( Genesis 11:25-27 cf. Joshua 24:2 ). He is said to have married Milcah, daughte of Haran ( Genesis 11:29 ), and twelve sohs are enumerated eight by Milcah and four by Re’umah his concubim ( Genesis 22:20-24 ). In Genesis 24:10 we read of ‘the city of Nahor i.e . Haran, where Rehekah was found. Laban, in making a covenant with Jacob, swears by the ‘God (of Abraham and the God of Nahor’ ( Genesis 31:53 ). The sons ascribed to Nahor (Buz, Uz, Aram, etc.) are for the most part names of tribes. It has been questioner if Nahor is a historical character at all. Some think we have, instead, the name of a lost tribe once resident in the neighbourhood of Haran, from which the Aramæar tribes were descended. While Abraham appears as the common ancestor of the Israelites and Edomites, Nahor is represented as the father of the Aramæans.

W. F. Boyd.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Nahor'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/n/nahor.html. 1909.

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