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Biography[]

Early life[]

Nahor, along with his brothers Abram and Haran, were born when Terah their father, was 70.[1] Shortly after Genesis 11:26, the context gives the family of the children born unto Terah.

Family[]

Nahor, married his niece Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran who had just died in Ur of the Chaldeans.[2] Through his wife Milcah, they had children who were, Uz (the firstborn), Buz, Kemuel (the father of Aram), Kesed, Hazo, Plidash, Jidlaph and Bethuel, the father of Rebekah.[3] He also had children through his concubine Reumah, who were Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.[4] Note that the time when Nahor's family was mention is after Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac, in Yahweh's command.[5]

Reference in Joshua[]

Joshua, in his final speech to the Israelite leaders assembled at Shechem, recounts of God's formation of the Israelite Nation, starting with "Terah the father of Abraham and Nachor, [who] lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods".[6]

Verses[]

[1]

  1. Genesis 11:26 (Link)
  2. Genesis 11:28-29 (Link)
  3. Genesis 22:20-23 (Link)
  4. Genesis 22:24 (Link)
  5. Genesis 22:1-19 (Link)
  6. Joshua 24:2 (Link)
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