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the eldest son of Terah, and brother to Abraham and Nahor. He was the father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah, Genesis 11:26 , &c. Haran died before his father Terah.

2. HARAN, otherwise called Charran, in Mesopotamia, a city celebrated for having been the place to which Abraham removed first, after he left Ur, Genesis 11:31-32 , and where Terah was buried. Thither it was likewise that Jacob repaired to Laban, when he fled from Esau, Genesis 27:43; Genesis 28:10 . &c. Haran was situated in the north-western part of Mesopotamia on a river of the same name running into the Euphrates. Mr. Kinneir says, that Haran, which is still so called, or rather Harran, is now peopled by a few families of wandering Arabs, who have been led thither by a plentiful supply of good water from several small streams. It is situated in 36 52' north latitude, and 39 5' east longitude; in a flat and sandy plain. Some think that it was built by Terah, or by Haran, his eldest son.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Haran'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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