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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaTERAH (1)
te'-ra (terach; Septuagint Tharra, or (with New Testament) Thara; on the name see especially HDB, under the word): The son of Nahor and father of Abraham, Nahor and Haran (Genesis 11:24 f). At Abraham's birth Terah was 70 years old (Genesis 11:26), and after Abraham's marriage, Terah, Abraham, Sarah and Lot emigrated from Ur of the Chaldees on the road into the land of Canaan, but stopped in Haran (Genesis 11:31). When Abraham was 75 years old he and his nephew resumed their journey, leaving Terah in Haran, where 60 years later he died (Genesis 11:32). Stephen, however, states (Acts 7:4) that Terah was dead when Abraham left Haran, an impression that is easily gained from Genesis 11-12 if the dates are not computed. As there is no reason to suppose that Stephen was granted inspiration that would preserve him from such a purely formal error, the contradiction is of no significance and attempts at "reconciliation" are needless. In particular, the attempt of Blass (Stud. u. Krit., 1896, 460;) to alter the text of Acts is quite without foundation. For further discussion see especially Knowling, The Expositor's Greek Testament, at the place It is worth noting that Philo makes the same error (Migr. Abr. 177 (section 32)), perhaps indicating some special Jewish tradition of New Testament times. In Joshua 24:2 Terah is said to have been an idolater. In Jubilees 12 this is softened into explaining that through fear of his life Terah was forced to yield outward conformity to the idolatrous worship of his neighbors. On the other hand certain Jewish legends (e.g. Ber. Rab. 17) represent Terah as actually a maker of idols. Otherwise in the Bible Terah is mentioned only by name in 1 Chronicles 1:26 Luke 3:34.
Greek2291. Thara -- Terah, the father of Abraham
... Terah, the father of Abraham. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Thara Phonetic Spelling: (thar'-ah) Short Definition: Terah Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew8646. Terach -- Abraham's father, also a place in the desert
... Terach. 8647 . Abraham's father, also a place in the desert. Transliteration:
Terach Phonetic Spelling: (teh'-rakh) Short Definition: Terah. ... Tarah, Terah. ...
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Why, in the Account of Terah's Emigration, on his Forsaking the ...
Of the Years of Terah, who Completed his Lifetime in Haran.
Of the Time of the Migration of Abraham, When, According to the ...
Of the Era in Abraham's Life from which a New Period in the Holy ...
Here Followeth the Life of Abraham
How Every Nation was Denominated from their First Inhabitants.
Entire Sanctification in Patriarchal Times.
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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryTerah
Smith's Bible DictionaryTerah
(station), the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran, and through them the ancestor of the great families of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Midianites, Moabites and Ammonites. (Genesis 11:24-32) The account given of him in the Old Testament narrative is very brief. We learn from it simply that he was an idolater, (Joshua 24:2) that he dwelt beyond the Euphrates in Ur of the Chaldees, (Genesis 11:28) and that in the southwesterly migration, which from some unexplained cause he undertook in his old age, he went with his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai, and his grandson Lot, "to go into the land of Canaan, and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there." (Genesis 11:31) And finally, "the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran." (Genesis 11:32) (B.C. 1921.)
ATS Bible DictionaryTerah
The son of Nahor, and father of Nahor, Haran, and Abraham, Genesis 11:24, begot Abraham at the age of seventy-two years, in Ur of the Chaldeans. Upon Abraham's first call to remove into the land of promise, Terah and all his family went with him as far as Haran, in Mesopotamia, about B. C. 1918, Genesis 11:31-32. He died there the same year, aged two hundred and seventy-five years. Scripture intimates plainly that Terah had fallen into idolatry, or had for a time mingled some idolatrous practices with the worship of the true God, Joshua 24:2,14; and some think that Abraham himself at fist did the same thing; but that afterwards God, being gracious to him, convinced him of the vanity of this worship, and that he undeceived his father Terah.
Easton's Bible DictionaryThe wanderer; loiterer, for some unknown reason emigrated with his family from his native mountains in the north to the plains of Mesopotamia. He had three sons, Haran, Nahor, and Abraham, and one daughter, Sarah. He settled in "Ur of the Chaldees," where his son Haran died, leaving behind him his son Lot. Nahor settled at Haran, a place on the way to Ur. Terah afterwards migrated with Abraham (probably his youngest son) and Lot (his grandson), together with their families, from Ur, intending to go with them to Canaan; but he tarried at Haran, where he spent the remainder of his days, and died at the age of two hundred and five years (Genesis 11:24-32; Joshua 24:2). What a wonderful part the descendants of this Chaldean shepherd have played in the history of the world!
ThesaurusBeesh'terah (1 Occurrence)
Beesh'terah. Be-eshterah, Beesh'terah. Beesh-terah . Multi-Version
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Terah (12 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceTerah (12 Occurrences)
Luke 3:34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
Genesis 11:24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.
Genesis 11:25 Nahor lived one hundred nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of sons and daughters.
Genesis 11:26 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Genesis 11:27 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.
Genesis 11:28 Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
Genesis 11:31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.
Genesis 11:32 The days of Terah were two hundred five years. Terah died in Haran.
Numbers 33:27 They traveled from Tahath, and encamped in Terah.
Numbers 33:28 They traveled from Terah, and encamped in Mithkah.
Joshua 24:2 Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel,'Your fathers lived of old time beyond the River, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor: and they served other gods.
1 Chronicles 1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
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