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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament


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(Authorized Version ‘Charaan,’ Acts 7:2; Acts 7:4)

Haran was a city of some importance, on a tributary of the Euphrates. From Ur the ancestors of Abraham emigrated to Haran (Genesis 11:31). Here one division, under Nahor, remained. Hence it is called ‘the city of Nahor’ (Genesis 24:10). It was a famous seat of the worship of Sin, the moon-god. Abram left it to enter Canaan.

J. W. Duncan.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Haran'. Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament. 1906-1918.

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