Nahor BEN SHARUG
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'Iyoska BINT NESTEG
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Terah BEN NAHOR
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Yawnu
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Abraham (Abram) BEN TERAH
(Abt 1996 B.C.-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Hagar of Egypt
2. Sarai (Sarah) BAT TERAH

3. Qaturah (Keturah)

Abraham (Abram) BEN TERAH

  • Born: Abt 1996 B.C., Ur, Sumer

   General Notes:

regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Arab people in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. In that tradition, Abraham is the great spiritual father of many peoples. Analysis of the Genesis material pertaining to Abraham indicates that Abraham was the son of Terah and the grandson of Nahor. Terah had two wives. Abraham and his brother, Nahor, were the sons of Terah by one wife, and Sarah and her brother, Haran, were offspring of Terah by his other wife, a daughter of the semitic chief, Haran. The city of Haran was named after this chief. Terah's first born son was Haran, but he did not live to inherit Terah's property and office as chief. The next oldest son was Nahor. Nahor inherited his father's territory in Mesopotamia and Abraham was brought by God from Mesopotamia to the land of Canaan. There he entered into a covenant: in exchange for sole recognition of Yahweh as supreme universal authority, Abraham will be blessed through innumerable progeny. His life as narrated in the book of Genesis (chapters 11–25) reflects traditions as told through a number of writers and redactors. Analysis of the kinship pattern of Genesis 4 and 5 reveals that his ancestors were chiefs who married two wives. One wife was a patrilineal parallel cousin and the other was a half sister. It was common for the brides to name their first-born sons after their fathers. Thus Lamech's daughter Naamah (Genesis 4) married her cousin, Methusaleh (Genesis 5), and named her first born son Lamech, after her father.

   Marriage Information:

Abraham married Hagar of Egypt.

   Marriage Information:

Abraham also married Sarai (Sarah) BAT TERAH, daughter of Terah BEN NAHOR and BINT HARAN. (Sarai (Sarah) BAT TERAH died in Kiryat Arba.)

   Marriage Information:

Abraham also married Qaturah (Keturah).


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