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Haran (הָרָן) was a son of Terah, and brother of Nahor and Abram. Genesis 11:29 records that Haran was the father of Lot, Milcah, and Iscah(Genesis 11:27) Terah or Térach (תֶּרַח / תָּרַח Wanderer; loiterer, Standard Modern Hebrew Téraḥ / Táraḥ, Tiberian Hebrew Téraḥ / Tāraḥ) The person Terah was the father of Abraham mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. ... (1. ... Abraham (אַבְרָהָם Father/Leader of many, Standard Hebrew Avraham, Tiberian Hebrew ʾAḇrāhām; Arabic ابراهيم Ibrāhīm) is the patriarch of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. ... Lot and his Daughters, Hendrik Goltzius, 1616. ... Jessica is a name from the Hebrew Yiskah (יִסְכָּה), name of a daughter of Haran, meaning the Lord beholds or the Lords gift. The Hebrew root sakhah (ס.×›.×”) means to see so the name Yiskah, with the added yud implies foresight or clairvoyance. ...

Haran was also an ancient locality. Abram lived in Haran for about 5 years before continuing on to Canaan. The city of Harran in modern northern Syria/southern Turkey may be the city that Abraham and his father Terah settled in (and named after Haran) on the way to Canaan (Genesis 11:31), or it may have been near Ur. The Bilblical text is ambiguous. Harran, also known as Carrhae, is an archeological site located in southeastern Turkey, 24 miles (39 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. ...

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Haran was born in Ur of the Chaldees, and he died there, while his father was still living.
Haran or Charran, Act_7:2; Act_7:4, name of the place whither Abraham migrated, with his family, from Ur of the Chaldees, and where the descendants of his brother, Nahor, established themselves.
Haran seems to have shared in the rebellion of Assur (763 bc, the year of the solar eclipse, June 15).
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