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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
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 AramÃ¦ar tribes were descended. While Abraham appears as the common ancestor of the Israelites and Edomites, Nahor is represented as the father of the AramÃ¦ans.
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.