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Nahor I was the son of Serug and father of Terah.[1] Out of all the post-flood ancestors, Nahor was the youngest to have a child at the age of 29.[2] Nahor was also the youngest patriarch to have died at age 148.[3] He was outlived by all of his ancestors including Noah who died 3 years after his death. He is also an ancestor mentioned in the Gospel of Luke of the coming Messiah.[4][5]

Though his father, Serug, was of notable faithfulness to Yahweh, Nahor likely astrayed from his father's faith, he named his son Terah, (meaning: wanderer) which likely refers to the departing of his family.


  1. Genesis 11:22-24 (Link)
  2. Genesis 11:24 (Link)
  3. Genesis 11:25 (Link)
  4. Luke 3:34 (Link)
  5. 1 Chronicles 1:26 (Link)